British Police Apprehend Hacking Suspects

September 2, 2011 -

British police have arrested two men yesterday as part of a what is being called a trans-Atlantic investigation into cyber attacks committed by hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec. According to a C&VG report, Scotland Yard has confirmed that it picked up two men (one 24-year-old, and another 20-year-old) from two separate UK addresses. Law enforcement took the men into custody and seized a computer.

"The arrests relate to our enquiries into a series of serious computer intrusions and online denial-of-service attacks recently suffered by a number of multi-national companies, public institutions and government and law enforcement agencies in Great Britain and the United States," said detective inspector Mark Raymond from the Metropolitan Police's Central e-Crime Unit.

British police also confirmed that two other suspects were picked up for their part (allegedly) in denial-of-service attacks carried out by Anonymous. The men are set to appear in court on September 7, alongside two other individuals that had already been charged with the same offense. If convicted, all of the suspects could face up to ten years in prison each.

Source: C&VG


 
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