Time may be running out for the members of LulzSec as police continue to step up their inquiries into the hacking group.
On Monday, the U.S. Federal Bureau of investigation executed a search warrant at a Hamilton, Ohio, residence — a raid that local media has linked to the ongoing investigation of LulzSec. The raid comes two days after LulzSec ended a 50-day hacking rampage by posting internal documents belonging to AT&T and data stolen from gaming forums and a NATO website.
Reached by telephone Wednesday, Michael Brooks, a spokesman with the FBI’s Cincinnati office, said a raid had occurred Monday at an address on Jackson Road, Hamilton, but he would neither confirm nor deny that the arrest is linked to LulzSec. The warrant in the case is under seal and the name of the person questioned by the FBI has not been released.
Last week, police in the U.K. arrested Ryan Clearly of Wickford, Essex, thought to be the operator of the group’s IRC (Internet Relay Chat) server, and they have also reportedly questioned another person, Laurelai Bailey, in connection with the group.