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UK Police Nab 5 Members of 'Anonymous' Pro-WikiLeaks Hacker Ring

Jan 27, 2011, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

"British authorities have arrest five suspects allegedly connected to the hacking group "Anonymous," a loosely organized network that most recently grabbed headlines for bringing denial-of-service attacks against companies that severed ties with WikiLeaks.

"In the aftermath of the whistleblower site's publication of thousands of secret diplomatic and intelligence documents, U.S. lawmakers and agency officials urged businesses that had been providing WikiLeaks with financial services, Web capabilities or other support to terminate service to the group.

"Companies such as Amazon, PayPal, Visa and MasterCard shut off service to WikiLeaks after the publication of the first batch of documents, which drew stern condemnations from top administration officials."

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