Friday, September 23, 2011

Two arrested over shared Anonymous and LulzSec hacker identity - Telegraph

Two arrested over shared Anonymous and LulzSec hacker identity

by Christopher Williams,
September 2nd 2011

They were arrested separately yesterday by the Met as part of its ongoing investigation into the "hacktivist" groups.

The pair, aged 24 and 20, are both suspected of being behind the online identity “Kayla”, thought to be a senior figure in both Anonymous and LulzSEc.

They arrested in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, and Warminster, in Wiltshire, by the Met’s Police Central e-Crime Unit, working alongside local officers.

Computer equipment was also seized form the Mexborough address. The two men are being questioned on suspicion of conspiring to commit offences under the Computer Misuse Act.

Detective Inspector Mark Raymond, from the PCeU, said: "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.”

In the last year Anonymous and LulzSec have claimed credit for attacks on the CIA, Soca, PayPal, Visa and news International.

The related investigations into the groups, which are being run in cooperation with the FBI, have so far seen six Britons charged.

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