Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Anonymous: arrested sixteen hackers

At least 16 alleged hackers, members of the network likely Anonymous, had been arrested by the FBI in the United States and Europe. The arrests are the result of investigations carried out raids in recent days by the hacker group in support of the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange.

Under investigation there are the violations of Apple's servers, and financial groups, including MasterCard and Visa, and PayPal online payment system. The arrests were made in California, Florida, New Jersey. Five others were arrested in Britain and the Netherlands. Previously, investigators had carried out searches in New York and Long Island, seizing documents and computers.

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