A leading member of the LulzSec hacking group, famous for high-profile invasions of the computer databases of companies such as Citibank, has been arrested in the UK.

The 16-year-old boy, who goes by the name Tflow online, was taken into custody by the London Metropolitan Police’s E-Crime Unit.

He was the latest person apprehended in an international sting operation aimed at members of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacking groups, and is being held on suspicion of violating the Computer Misuse Act.

As part of the coordinated crackdown, officials in the US have thus far arrested 16 alleged hackers stateside as well.

[NextWeb]