FBI Arrests College Students, Cashiers And A Landscaper For ‘Anonymous’ Hacks
A total of 16 people with ties to the "hacktivist" group "Anonymous" were arrested by the FBI on Monday. Fourteen of them were charged in connection with an attack on PayPal, which was targeted by "Anonymous" because the website suspended the account of WikiLeaks after it released classified State Department cables.
The arrests, the Justice Department said, took place in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio. The indictment against them was unsealed in federal court in the Northern District of California.