Two men have been arrested in connection with LulzSec and Anonymous hacking groups. The arrests took place in South Yorkshire and Wiltshire as part of investigation into international online hacking groups.
The arrested men are Christopher Weatherhead, 20, from Northampton and Ashley Rhodes, 26, from Kennington, south London. It was done in collaboration with the FBI, South Yorkshire Police and other law enforcement bodies by Scotland Yard.
Detective Inspector Mark Raymond from the Metropolitan Police’s Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU), said:
“The arrests relate to our inquiries into a series of serious computer intrusions and online denial-of-service attacks recently suffered by a number of multi-national companies, public institutions and gPressovernment and law enforcement agencies in Great Britain and the US.”
“We are working to detect and bring before the courts those responsible for these offences, to disrupt such groups, and to deter others thinking of participating in this type of criminal activity.”
The arrested men are charged with conspiracy to carry out an unauthorised act in relation to a computer.