The U.K.’s Office for National Statistics is looking into claims that hacker group Lulz Security has stolen data from the 2011 Census after the group , Dow Jones reports.
“We have blissfully obtained records of every single citizen who gave their records to the security-illiterate UK government for the 2011 census,” read an online message allegedly from the group.
The ONS said it is working with its security advisers and contractors to determine whether there is any truth to the hacker group’s claims. No evidence has been found to indicate the data has been hacked, the agency said.
Working with the FBI, the officers from the Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit said today they had arrested a 19-year-old who appeared to be associated with LulzSec.
“The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group,” said a statement posted on the PCeU website.
Following the news about the arrest, LulzSec took to Twitter to respond and tweeted, “Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now… wait… we’re all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?”