Saturday, January 29, 2011

FBI Issues Warrants Over “Anonymous” Cyber Attacks

FBI Issues Warrants Over “Anonymous” Cyber Attacks: "

Will “I did it for the lulz” hold up in court? Fox News reports:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation refused to elaborate Friday on the status of more than 40 search warrants the agency issued throughout the United States on Thursday, as part of an ongoing investigation into recent coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations.

An FBI spokesman refused to tell whether arrests had been made or were expected, instead referring all questions back to a press release the agency issued late Thursday announcing the warrants.

The FBI also said that the United Kingdom’s Metropolitan Police Service had executed search warrants that had resulted in five arrests. The suspects in custody are identified as young men from the central and souther England area, and range in age from 15 to 26.

Targeted suspects are members of a group called “Anonymous,” which coordinated cyber attacks against companies like PayPal, Visa and MasterCard after the companies had dropped support for WikiLeaks. “The FBI is working closely with its international law enforcement partners and others to mitigate these threats,” said the agency in a statement. England, France, Germany and the Netherlands are also participating in similar investigations in their own countries…

[continues at Fox News]


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