Suspected hackers arrested over Anonymous/LulzSec internet attacks

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Two men, aged 20 and 24, have been arrested by British police in connection with a series of internet attacks orchestrated by the Anonymous and LulzSec gangs.

Scotland Yard says that the men, who were arrested in Mexborough, Doncaster, and Warminster in Wiltshire, remain in custody for questioning, and are being held at police stations in South Yorkshire and London.

As part of the investigation computer equipment has been seized which will undergo forensic examination by police experts. There is speculation online that the arrests are connected specifically with the criminal activities of a hacker who used the online handle ‘Kayla’.

Kayla, alongside the likes of Sabu, Topiary and Tflow, is considered to be one of the key figures in the LulzSec hacking gang.

However, Kayla – who has claimed involvement in the hack against security firm HBGary – has presented herself online…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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