Mustafa Al-Bassam gained notoriety as one of the six core members of LulzSec – a black hat hacker group he founded that was infamous for its 50-day hacking spree they self-branded “50 Days of Lulz”. The group’s targets ranged from Fox News, the FBI, PBS, Sony to the NHS amongst others.
Mustafa went by the pseudonym Tflow and was only a 16-year-old student when he was identified and arrested in 2011 for his crimes. Two years later when he reached the age of criminal responsibility he was given a 20-month suspended sentence.
He is also a member of the hacktivist group Anonymous and has gained attention for elucidating governments uses of malware to the public. He currently works as an Information Security Advisor for Secure Trading while concurrently completing a PhD in Computer Science at UCL.