Anonymous members arrested in Blighty

The old bill could have finally caught up with some of the members of the DDoS and social activism group Anonymous.

According to breaking reports they have arrested five men who could be responsible for a range of web attacks carried out in support of Wikileaks. In the past they have targeted the likes of PayPal, Mastercard and Amazon, which have turned their back on the website.

The five men were picked up from their homes in the West Midlands, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and London this morning.

This investigation by the Central e-Crime Unit was carried out in conjunction with law enforcement agencies in Europe and, surprise, the US.

All five have been taken to local police stations where they remain in custody.

Members of Anonymous have previously had run-ins with the law – in the US, at an anti-Scientology protest, an activist claims he was unfairly targeted and victim of a sting over attack charges.