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NCS 7/27/11

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Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit has arrested a teenager it suspects of working as the spokesman for the Lulz Security hacking collective, officials said Wednesday.  The Metropolitan Police's Central e-Crime Unit arrested a 19-year-old, the force said in a statement. His name wasn't released, but police said he was believed to be one of LulzSec's most prominent members.

The hacker group Anonymous posted a message Tuesday to PayPal customers, urging people to close their accounts with the online payment service.  Anonymous and fellow hackers Lulzsec accused PayPal of being unfair for refusing to allow donations to the controversial Wikileaks and for helping law enforcement track down hackers.

An unemployed truck driver was charged Wednesday with hacking into an Australian broadband network provider in an alleged crime that police say could have caused significant damage to the national Internet infrastructure.  David Cecil, 25, was charged in a court in New South Wales state with hacking into one of the National Broadband Network's service providers and numerous other businesses and websites in Australia and overseas since May.