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FBI arrests at least 14 in research on hackers

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Suspects were arrested in California, Florida and New Jersey. 
The indictments have not been officially disclosed.

Photo of anonymous supporter in action  pro-Wikileaks. '= Assange Freedom'

Photo of anonymous supporter in action pro-Wikileaks. '= Assange Freedom'

The FBI arrested on Tuesday (19) at least 14 people as part of a broad investigation into the hacker-activist group Anonymous, according to a federal police in the U.S..

The arrests came after the group said it had invaded Apple’s servers and made attacks last year against the sites of MasterCard and Visa.

The suspects were arrested in California, Florida and New Jersey, according to another police source. The indictments have not been officially released, which is why both requested anonymity.

Before the arrests, agents had done a property search in Brooklyn and five Long Island (New York regions), looking especially computers and other computer equipment, according to the FBI.

These facilities were allegedly used by members of the activist organization, which is based on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. No one was arrested in New York.

FBI officials in California and Florida have confirmed that search was in progress, but did not confirm any arrests. In New Jersey, a spokesman for the agency said one person had been arrested, but did not clarify exactly what charges.

The Anonymous who authorities believe to be formed mainly by hackers adolescents and young adults, has also released several emails and other private data from police a site of Arizona.

In June, the group joined the organization hacker Lulz Security. The LulzSec already violated the Sony Website, the CIA and the British police.

Experts say that the actions of the FBI were already expected, because the actions of hackers were becoming bolder.

“I do not think anyone should be surprised,” said Josh Shaul, Application Security Technical Director, which helps businesses protect their data. “They played with fire and eventually burned.”

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2 Responses to “FBI arrests at least 14 in research on hackers”


  1. vikingutikrinimas
    on Aug 29th, 2011
    @ 5:01 pm

    sounds like sad news


  2. James
    on Aug 29th, 2011
    @ 6:32 pm

    Im certain that we will heat many more instances of this type in the near future, this is going to be uptrending for sure.

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