Met Police arrest five in Anonymous DDoS attacks probe

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It was pretty chilly here in Britain this morning at 7am, and I for one was pleased not to wake up to find members of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Central e-Crime Unit dragging me out of bed.

But that’s what happened to five people, arrested today in connection with offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

The five males, aged between 15 and 26 years old, were arrested at their homes in a co-ordinated operation in the West Midlands, Northants, Herts, Surrey and London according to a press release issued by the police.

According to the computer crime cops, the arrests are in connection with the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks organised by the loosely-knit “Anonymous” group.

Regular readers of Naked Security know that “Anonymous” have made the headlines recently for launching attacks against websites…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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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