Is Daniel Akerman the LulzSec spokesman Topiary? The video evidence

In the last few days, in the light of a teenager being arrested by British police in the Shetland Islands, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether the cops apprehended the wrong man.

Had police really arrested Topiary, the spokesperson for Anonymous and LulzSec, or had they been tricked into collaring a fall guy instead?

Certainly lots of people seem to subscribe to the theory that the police have goofed. A poll Sophos conducted of over 400 people who expressed an opinion, found that 73% believed the police had not arrested the real “Topiary”.

Specifically, many internet sites have proposed the theory that Topiary is not an 18-year-old in Shetland, but…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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