22 Sep 2011

FBI arrests suspected Anonymous, LulzSec hackers

The FBI has arrested two alleged members of online hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous this week in San Francisco and Phoenix, Arizona. Search warrants are also being executed in New Jersey, Minnesota and Montana for those who have breached internet security on a personal, corporate and government level.

Both groups have previously been targeted by the FBI and law enforcement. The suspect arrested in San Francisco was homeless and alleged to be involved in the hacking of Santa Cruz County government websites.

The person arrested in Arizona was a student at a technical university and allegedly participated in a hack against Sony months ago, according to Fox News.

According to a post on Tech Radar by Jon Thompson, most people face hacks as a result of poor internet security. He said when he worked as a network security consultant, he could shock customers by showing them their database records. Thompson said the carefully and diligently secure all assets that a company has online, otherwise a hacker could easily take advantage.