Suspected LulzSec, Anonymous hackers arrested

Four people arrested in UK currently being questioned by Scotland Yard

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Suspected LulzSec, Anonymous hackers arrested Suspected Anonymous and LulzSec hackers have been arrested in the UK.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  September 4, 2011

Police in the UK have arrested four suspected hackers with alleged links to LulzSec and Anonymous, according to the BBC.

The suspects, arrested in different parts of the UK are currently being questioned by Scotland Yard's e-Crime unit.

Police detained 20-year-old Christopher Weatherhead from Northampton and 26-year-old Ashley Rhodes from Kennington, near London; they are due to appear in court on 7th September.

Police also arrested a 24-year-old man from Doncaster, and a 20-year-old from Wiltshire for conspiring to commit offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

The arrests are part of a wider operation by UK law enforcement and the FBI.

Fourteen suspected members of Anonymous have also appeared in a US court following the operations; all of them denied being involved in a denial of service attack on PayPal's website in December 2010.

LulzSec and Anonymous have perpetrated attacks against Amazon, PayPal, the CIA, US Senate and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency, which have taken the websites offline.

Anonymous declared its intent to take PayPal and Amazon offline following PayPal's refusal to process donations to WikiLeaks and Amazon kicking WikiLeaks off its web-hosting service.

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