Key members of the hacking collective known as LulzSec were arrested Tuesday morning, a move authorities are calling a “devastating to the organization.” According to an exclusive report by LulzSec’s alleged ringleader, Hector Xavier Monsegur of New York City, helped authorities with the arrest.

Tuesday’s arrests included five LulzSec members: two from London, two from Ireland, and one in Chicago. LulzSec, also known as Lulz Security, is an offshoot of the Anonymous hackers group. Together the two groups have been blamed for hacking into the CIA, FBI, Sony, defense contractors, and the government websites of Great Britain and Mexico.

The U.S. Department of Justice has scheduled a press conference later today to release details on the arrest, according to reports.

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