Friday, September 23, 2011

More arrests in hunt for Anonymous and LulzSec hackers - Telegraph

More arrests in hunt for Anonymous and LulzSec hackers

by Shane Richmond,
September 23rd 2011

The FBI announced yesterday that it had arrested Cody Kretsinger, 23, from Phoenix, Arizona. The FBI says he is a member of the LulzSec hacking group.

Two other men were also arrested. Christopher Doyon, 47, from Mountain View, California, and Joshua Covelli, 26, from Fairborn, Ohio, were charged with conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer. They are accused of taking part in a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack.

A DDOS attack involves bombarding the target computer with so many requests that it becomes inaccessible. The men are thought to be linked to the Anonymous hacking group but it is not clear whether they were involved with Mr Kretsinger.

Fox News reported that the FBI also had search warrants for properties in New Jersey, Minnesota and Montana.

The arrests were the latest in an international law enforcement operation against Anonymous and LulzSec that has seen suspects arrested in Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, Spain, Turkey and the US.

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

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