Monday, July 18, 2011

FBI Makes Arrests in "Anonymous" Hacking Cases

The FBI arrested fourteen individuals across the United States on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal's website. The hacking group "Anonymous" had previously claimed credit for the attack. Two other individuals were arrested on cyber-related charges and the FBI executed 35 more search warrants. as part of an ongoing investigation into coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations. Also, the Metropolitan Police Service in the UK arrested one person and the Dutch National Police Agency arrested four individuals for alleged related cyber crimes.

In addition to the PayPal cyber attack, the indictments cite the attack of InfraGard (an IT contractor for the FBI) and the theft of thousands of documents from AT&T's servers in June.

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