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FBI Raids Homes of Suspected 'Anon' Hackers

Early Tuesday morning, FoxNews reported that the FBI was currently executing search warrants of the New York homes of three suspected Anonymous members. The news arrived after Anonymous and LulzSec, the latter returning from "retirement," successfully defaced the website of British newspaper The Sun on Monday.

"We had an awesome day, loud hail to all #AntiSec vessels: We are winning," the group trumpeted via Twitter early Tuesday morning.

According to the Fox News report, more than ten FBI agents had already completed one raid on the home of Giordani Jordan of Baldwin, N.Y., seizing at least one laptop. At the time of the report, the raids at two Long Island, N.Y., homes and one in Brooklyn, N.Y., were still ongoing.

Law enforcement officials told FoxNews that Jordan’s laptop was identified as allegedly being used in the group's DDoS attacks against businesses and government websites. And although the official didn't reveal Jordan's true age, he indicated that the targeted suspects were all between their late teens to early 20s.

Naturally Anonymous isn't impressed with the FBI's actions. "It doesn’t matter how many people the 'FBI' arrest.. whether they are core members or not.. #anonymous have started something unstoppable," the group said via Twitter.

Then late Tuesday morning CBS News said that the FBI had conducted more than a dozen raids across the United States in relation to Anonymous, and had actually made fourteen arrests nationwide thus far. Officials reportedly described the operation as a "major" law enforcement operation.

Additionally, police officials followed up the FoxNews report by confirming that computers and computer accessories were seized from homes of suspected hackers in Baldwin and Merrick, both on Long island, in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Stay tuned as the Anonymous drama unfolds.

  • professorprofessorson
    Lol yeah...... They bust a hacker, who only happens to have a laptop??? Doesn't sound like much of a hacker to me....
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  • kinggraves
    They would never be able to catch the real hackers, they're just grabbing a few of the hundreds of low level script kiddies that don't know how to proxy. Real hackers don't use a machine that can be confiscated, or a connection that's their own. The government will puff their chest up and call it a win, then get hit even harder.
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  • freggo
    If they can fit a GPS antenna into a cellphone they sure can fit it into a laptop or onto a PC motherboard. Nowhere does it say that every chip and it's function need be disclosed; especially under the umbrella of 'national security'. And a GPS chip does not have to have a 'GPS' logo on it either :-)
    And before you know it there is that pesky knock on your door. Proxy or no proxy :-)

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  • dgingeri
    All I can say is...

    AWESOME!
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  • rfatcheric
    freggoIf they can fit a GPS antenna into a cellphone they sure can fit it into a laptop or onto a PC motherboard. Nowhere does it say that every chip and it's function need be disclosed; especially under the umbrella of 'national security'. And a GPS chip does not have to have a 'GPS' logo on it either :-)And before you know it there is that pesky knock on your door. Proxy or no proxy :-)
    rofl, you're an idiot.
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  • shanky887614
    lol, i bet when they heard there members were being arrested they got rid/hid or gave them to friends/family to keep

    only a foolish hacker or a script kiddie would not backup there computers
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  • jrharbort
    They caught but one lowly member from an army of thousands.

    The FBI wont win this fight.
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  • freggo
    rfatchericrofl, you're an idiot.
    Hmmm, a few years ago BMW had an unusual amount of complaints about engine failures on new high end models; and the usual law suits that go with that.
    Well, surprise, surprise... turns out the engine computer keeps detailed track of the engine usage. Over reving, short shifting and other things that effect a new engine. Result.... warranty claim denied.

    The thing is, you may know a lot and be a cool hacker.... but you do not know all the things that may be well hidden in the chips, the OS and other places.

    P.S. This 'idiot' works in computer security for prob. a longer time than you walk this planet insulting folks in chat rooms :-)

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  • Freggo,

    You are an idiot! Plain and simple. You would let these falsified agencies take your freedoms and rights away for temporary security. You deserve neither. No one has the right to track you where you go, there will never be a reason to justify such extreme actions. People who want to control the world or others around them better find a solution elsewhere cause it won't be happening on my watch.
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  • rozz
    freggoHmmm, a few years ago BMW had an unusual amount of complaints about engine failures on new high end models; and the usual law suits that go with that.Well, surprise, surprise... turns out the engine computer keeps detailed track of the engine usage. Over reving, short shifting and other things that effect a new engine. Result.... warranty claim denied.The thing is, you may know a lot and be a cool hacker.... but you do not know all the things that may be well hidden in the chips, the OS and other places.P.S. This 'idiot' works in computer security for prob. a longer time than you walk this planet insulting folks in chat rooms :-)cant tell if trolling or...... an idiot....
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