Louise Mensch: 59-year-old man arrested in ‘Anonymous email threat’ probe

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

According to British police, a 59-year-old man has been arrested in connection with threats made against Louise Mensch MP via email and Twitter.

Earlier this week, British MP Louise Mensch claimed that she had received a threat against her children from the Anonymous hacktivist group.

Mensch, who under her maiden name of Louise Bagshawe has written a number of fluffy chick-lit novels, used Twitter to reveal that her family had been threatened:

Had some morons from Anonymous /Lulzsec threaten my children via email. As I’m in the States, be good to have somebody from the UK police advise me where I should forward the email. To those who sent it; get stuffed, losers.

Oh and I’m posting it on Twitter because they threatened me telling me to get off Twitter. Hi kids! ::waves::

I’ve contacted the police via the House of Commons and the email is with them…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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