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Hacking Probe Nets Five People in Britain

BY CASSELL BRYAN-LOW

LONDON—U.K. police arrested five people linked to an online collective known as “Anonymous,” a group behind recent attacks on companies and individuals that tried to impede the work of WikiLeaks, the document-leaking organization.

London’s Metropolitan Police Service said it had arrested the people, who are males age 15 to 26 years old, in dawn raids Thursday at their homes.

The arrests relate “to recent and ongoing ‘distributed denial of service’ attacks by an online group calling themselves ‘Anonymous,’ ” the police said. In such attacks, computers flood a server to prevent it from displaying a Web page.

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LONDON—U.K. police arrested five people linked to an online collective known as “Anonymous,” a group behind recent attacks on companies and individuals that tried to impede the work of WikiLeaks, the document-leaking organization.

London’s Metropolitan Police Service said it had arrested the people, who are males age 15 to 26 years old, in dawn raids Thursday at their homes.

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The arrests relate “to recent and ongoing ‘distributed denial of service’ attacks by an online group calling themselves ‘Anonymous,’ ” the police said. In such attacks, computers flood a server to prevent it from displaying a Web page.