LulzSec scam discovered on Facebook – but it’s not what you think

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Earlier today, a member of the British press contacted me asking if I had any photographs of the arrest of a suspected hacker in Wickford, Essex.

Quite why I, based in Oxford (which is about a 100 mile drive from where the man was arrested), would have photos of late-night goings-in in Essex wasn’t really explained by the journalist. But let’s not worry about that now.

In short, I explained that I didn’t have any photos and they would have to look elsewhere.

“But you do have a photo of the hacker! I’ve seen it on Facebook! But we want an unblurred version!” exclaimed the reporter.

Baffled, I asked her to explain exactly what she had seen. And this is it..

There it is, a picture of a pixellated man being lead away from a building by two pixellated people who we…

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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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