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They were arrested earlier this year by police investigating online attacks by Anonymous and LulzSec, above Four British males have been banned from using online nicknames after they appeared in court charged with attacks connected to Anonymous and LulzSec . The four men – Peter David Gibson, 22, Ashley Rhodes, 26, Christopher Weatherhead, 20, and a 17-year-old student – were released on bail after the hearing at Westminster magistrates court on Wednesday morning. The group's bail conditions mean they are prohibited from using specific online nicknames on sites including Facebook and Twitter.
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Ryan Cleary's home in Essex. The teenager has been charged over LulzSec cyber attacks. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters A British teenager arrested as part of an investigation into cyber-attacks in Britain and the United States has been charged with five offences of hacking websites.
19-year-old charged with computer misuse relating to SOCA website hack Thought to be leader of the notorious Lulz Security hacking group FBI seized servers run by Swiss web hosting company DigitalOne as the arrest took place LulzSec claims it has brought down the official Brazilian Government website It said it did NOT hack into Britain's census information as one website alleged By Rebecca Camber , Colin Fernandez and Lucy Collins UPDATED: 19:34 GMT, 22 June 2011 British police today charged a teenager suspected of involvement in cyber attacks on the CIA website.
British police have released a 16-year-old hacker on bail. Known as "Tflow," the suspect is allegedly linked to both LulzSec and Anonymous. According to a U.S. law enforcement official, Tflow was a "significant player" in coordinated attacks against various corporate and government websites, including the CIA, Visa, Mastercard, Sony and Fox. "In respect to his capability and alleged membership in this group that can cripple online entities, and the alleged act he [is] accused of committing - carrying out coordinated DDoS attacks - yes, he's a significant subject of the investigation," the official told FoxNews . "He was significant enough to be arrested in an international, coordinated, law-enforcement takedown." Tflow was arrested earlier this week as part of an international crackdown against Anonymous.
Police have arrested five young men on suspicion of taking part in distributed denial-of-service attacks launched by Anonymous, the group that has targeted corporate sites for attack in defence of Wikileaks. The Metropolitan Police have arrested five young men in connection with DDoS attacks launched by Anonymous. Photo credit: Metropolitan Police
U.K. police arrested five young members of the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous in early morning raids today. The police came after three teenagers, ages 15, 16, and 19, as well as two men, ages 20 and 26. Times UK correspondent Alexi Mostrous says that Coldbood , Anonymous's unofficial spokesman, was one of the five.