LulzSec debunks UK Census hack

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Hack scare was fake.

Hacking group LulzSec has poured cold water on claims that members of its group had stolen UK Census data and was preparing to release the records.

A post published on pastebin purporting to be from LulzSec claimed the group had data on millions of UK citizens.

But the group has since tweeted that the post was fake.

"Just saw the pastebin of the UK census hack. That wasn't us - don't believe fake LulzSec releases unless we put out a tweet first," the group said from its official Twitter account.

"Anyone in the world can copy and paste The Lulz Boat ASCII art and general lighthearted theme. Smarten up, check the feed first."

The news of the suspected hack was reported by dozens of major news outlets, and the UK Census office was investigating.

More to come.

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