5 men busted in relation to Anonymous DDoS attacks

Five men believed to have taken part in recent Anonymous’ DDoS attacks have been arrested this morning during a series of raids coordinated by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Police Central e-Crime Unit.

The arrested males – aged 15, 16, 19, 20 and 26 – have been taken to their local police stations in West Midlands, Northants, Herts, Surrey and London and are currently still in custody, said the police.

They are likely to be charged with offenses under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

They have probably been tracked down by the police because they have been using Anonymous’ LOIC tool to DDoS various sites – a tool that has been proved actually not to be able to completely anonymize its users’ involvement.

The arrests are the results of a months’ old investigation that the Metropolitan Police has mounted with the help of law enforcement agencies from the US and various Europe countries.

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