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[El Reg] UK cops arrest five in Anonymous attacks probe

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Originally Posted by The Register .co .uk 
Scotland Yard has arrested five people under the Computer Misuse Act as part of its investigation into alleged attacks by the Anonymous hacking collective.

The five males - aged, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 26 - were arrested in a series of co-ordinated raids on Thursday morning by detectives from Scotland Yard's Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU).

The raids took place in the West Midlands, Northants, Herts, Surrey and London as part of an ongoing investigation into Anonymous. All five unnamed suspects were taken to local police stations for questioning.

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I used to respect what they do but now they are no more than any other lowly criminals.
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So the real hackers have a tool to give the wannabe hackers so they can take the fall?
Pretty smart if you ask me.
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Used to have a meaning.. and a purpose. Memes and the like are too widespread now, it's too 'cool' to be part of 4chan. I can imagine a large size of the userbase of this website frequent 4chan as well, not saying we're the problem, just saying it's lost what it was. A 15 and 16 year old? Really? The only time the outside world will affect them is when they have a power cut, not bills, mortgages, actual people screwing each other over.

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This should not be a surprise. If you hack sooner or later you will be caught and prosecuted.
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This pleases me.
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Good. They're causing damage, and when that happens, we pay the price through inflated prices that comes from increased security measures.
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Real hackers don't get caught. These script kiddies didn't cover their tracks.
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they arent hackers those are just kids besides the 26 year old
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You've gotta be really stupid to run LOIC without even protecting yourself a little bit.

It's like using a welder without a welding mask. You WILL get hurt.
   
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