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International Crackdown WikiLeaks Sympathizers with Atlanta Connection - 11Alive.com | WXIA | Atlanta, GAZhiwei 'Jack' Chen Kurt Heinrich and Ben McBurnett ATLANTA -- An international crackdown on WikiLeaks sympathizers has found a target in Atlanta. Early Thursday morning, agents raided dozens of targets from the UK to the US. Five young men in Britain were arrested as part of the investigation into cyber attacks designed to bring down websites that have cut off funding for WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.
Soutien à WikiLeaks. Un collégien génie de l'informatique, inquiété Un collégien de 15 ans de Clermont-Ferrand, génie de l'informatique, soupçonné de s'être mis au service des pirates Anonymous pour des attaques contre des sites s'étant désolidarisés de WikiLeaks, a été démasqué par la division de lutte contre la cybercriminalité du Service technique de recherches judiciaires et de documentation (STRJD) de la gendarmerie.
UPDATE: FBI Executes Warrants for Anonymous DDoS Attacks UPDATE: Anonymous Calls UK Arrests a "Declaration of War" Five young men have been arrested in the U.K. in an investigation into the continued distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks levied by the international script-kiddie movement know as Anonymous . A report form ABC News states: "The five males aged 15, 16, 19, 20 and 26 are being held after a series of coordinated arrests at residential addresses," a statement said. "The arrests are in relation to recent and ongoing 'distributed denial of service' attacks (DDoS) by an online group calling themselves 'Anonymous'.
WASHINGTON — The FBI said Thursday that it had served more than 40 search warrants throughout the United States as part of an investigation into computer attacks on websites of businesses that stopped providing services in December to WikiLeaks. The FBI statement announcing the search warrants was the first indication that the U.S. intends to prosecute the so-called "hacktivists" for their actions in support of WikiLeaks. The search warrants were executed on the same day authorities in Great Britain announced that they had arrested five people in connection with the attacks, which temporarily crippled the websites of Amazon.com, PaylPal, MasterCard, Visa, the Swiss bank PostFinance and others. FBI officials were unavailable for comment, and the statement did not say who was served or where the searches were conducted.
Five people have been arrested in conjunction with an alleged Anonymous DDoS attack on websites including that of MasterCard. Photograph: Jonathan Bainbridge/Reuters Five people were arrested yesterday in connection with a spate of online attacks last month in support of WikiLeaks . Police said the five males, aged 15, 16, 19, 20 and 26, were arrested in a series of raids at 7am in the West Midlands, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and London. All five are being held in custody at local police stations. The five were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the group of "hacktivists" known as Anonymous , who temporarily crippled the websites of MasterCard, Visa and PayPal after those companies cut off financial services to WikiLeaks.