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British Police Arrest Man in Hacking Case

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 8:31pm
New York Times

The police in Britain have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with digital attacks on businesses and government agencies “by a single hacking group,” the Metropolitan Police said Tuesday in a statement.

The police did not identify the man or the hacking organization. Suspicion immediately fell on two groups: Anonymous, a shadowy international network of computer hackers, and Lulz Security, a group that has claimed responsibility in recent weeks for attacks on the Web sites of the Central Intelligence Agency and the United States Senate as well as on Sony and, on Monday, the Web site of a British agency that combats organized crime.

The arrest resulted from a joint investigation by a British cybercrime unit, the local police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into attacks on “a number of international business and intelligence agencies,” the police said, without naming specific targets.

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