Three Suspected Hackers Arrested

Two men were arrested in England and one in the U.S. Thursday on suspicion of being part of a hacking group that created a relatively unknown Internet worm, officials said.

The two English men, a 19-year-old electrician and a 21-year-old unemployed man, were arrested after two addresses in Durham County, England, were searched Thursday morning. Evidence relating to drug and computer offenses was found and computers were seized, the U.K.'s National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) said in a statement Thursday.A 17-year-old in Champaign, Illinois, was also arrested by authorities and additional evidence was seized, a spokesperson for the NHTCU said Friday.

The two U.K. suspects were released on bail Thursday night. They have not been charged with any crime, but the evidence is being investigated and charges could be filed against the men at a later stage, the NHTCU spokesperson said.

News source: PC World

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