Two more UK men arrested in Anonymous-LulzSec investigaton

The crackdown on alleged members of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacker groups by law enforcement organizations continued this week. As reported in The Guardian, two more UK men were arrested Thursday in connection with cyber attacks linked to both groups. The unidentified men, aged 24 and 20, were arrested separately in Mexborough, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and Warminster, Wiltshire.

Law enforcement officials said the arrests were part of an overall and continuing investigation by Scotland Yard and the FBI into cyber attacks with connections to Anonymous and LulzSec. The attacks themselves were made up of 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 US."

In related news, News.com reports that 14 alleged members of Anonymous here in the US pleaded not guilty on Thursday in a San Jose, California court. The group of people were arrested last July and are facing felony charges related to the denial of service attacks on the PayPal online payment service last December.

In the midst of all of this activity, Anonymous continues to launch cyber attacks against law enforcement groups. PC World reports that the group claimed responsibility for defacing the web site of the Texas Police Chiefs Association on Thursday. Anonymous also released a large data dump of emails lifted from the organization's servers. The group said that the attack was made in retaliation for the recent arrests of many of its members.

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I blame "Anarchy in the U.K" by Sex Pistols personally. It's the rally cry for any/all anarchist asshats these days from Europe.

perochan said,
UK again? why are there so many hackers in UK? (no offense)

It is less about the hackers being UK based. More about the legal aspects of being able to convict hackers in these regions.

Imagine if the hacker was based in Russia, China or India? I would wish the US luck in pursuing hackers in those transitional countries.

FunkyMike said,

It is less about the hackers being UK based. More about the legal aspects of being able to convict hackers in these regions.

Imagine if the hacker was based in Russia, China or India? I would wish the US luck in pursuing hackers in those transitional countries.

Yup, the UK and USA are pretty much in bed with each other when it comes to legal pursuit of hackers. The UK signed an agreement with the USA to allow hackers found in the UK to be extradited to the USA under the terrorism act.

EDIT: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11226673

sagum said,

Yup, the UK and USA are pretty much in bed with each other when it comes to legal pursuit of hackers. The UK signed an agreement with the USA to allow hackers found in the UK to be extradited to the USA under the terrorism act.

EDIT: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11226673

then why do they do it when they are fully knew the laws?

Edited by perochan, Sep 2 2011, 8:50pm :

perochan said,

then why do they do it when they are fully knew the laws?

Lulzsec have already stated why they do it every time they release infomation/hack.

but I assume you're asking what the motives and reasons behind each hackers are.. for that, you'd have to question each hacker as im sure they all have their own personal reasons, beliefs and whatever aside from the Lulzsec end goal.

Luckly (but not for them) the UK law system will try to find those answers in court rooms. You can find the court case number and all the legal documents that go along with it, usually over at supremecourt.gov.uk

perochan said,
UK again? why are there so many hackers in UK? (no offense)
"In a country of lost souls rebellion comes hard. But in an oppressive system, it comes like fire." -SLCP

"the group said that the attack was made in retaliation for the recent arrests of many of it's members"

yeah lets just admit that those arrested were part of the little gang. seriously?? they need a lawyer on their side.

capr said,
"the group said that the attack was made in retaliation for the recent arrests of many of it's members"

yeah lets just admit that those arrested were part of the little gang. seriously?? they need a lawyer on their side.


Anonymous are known to ddos and look for sql exploits. But not known for being the brightest pack when going beyond their "Internetz" in their parents' homes.