WikiLeaks Supporters arrested by Police on Web Attack Charge

Friday, January 28th 2011

The police of the United Kingdom has reportedly arrested on Thursday five young men as they along with the United States authorities were conducting searches as part of an investigation into online activists that carried out web attacks against groups viewed by them as foes of the WikiLeaks site.
London police explained in a statement that the arrests could be attributed to the distributed denial of service attacks carried out recently by a internet activist group that called themselves 'Anonymous'.
Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in the United States that more than forty search warrants were executed by the agents as part of its probe. The FBI added that the cyber attacks in question were facilitated by the software, made available on the internet for free by the group.
The agency also claimed in a statement that the FBI was closely wotking with its partners in the vicinity of international law enforcement  as well as other to the mitigation of these threats. It was also added in the statement that certain other unspecified enforcement and investigative actions were also underway in France, Germany and the Netherlands.
Incidentally, WikiLeaks developed by Julian Assange who was born in Australia had revealed classified diplomatic dispatches of the United States that included embarrasing as well as candid assessments of global leaders and classified documents linked to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


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