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UK Law Enforcement Agencies Arrest Cyber Attack Suspects

The hunt for hackitivists by UK law enforcement agencies continues as two more people were arrested and two others charged for having alleged ties to hacker outfits Anonymous and Lulz Security.

According to a statement released by the Metropolitan Police Service, two men - both in their early twenties - were detained for allegedly participating in a series of DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, as well as the hacking of government websites.

Both men are being kept at separate police stations in South Yorkshire. The police have also stated that the suspects are believed to have taken on the online identity of “Kayla." Interestingly, earlier in the year, a supposed female who introduced herself as "Kayla," was interviewed by Forbes.

"Kayla" claimed during the interview that she was 16 years old and resided in an English speaking country outside the UK.

The statement (opens in new tab) released by police claims the alleged perpetrators have been charged "with conspiracy to do an unauthorised act in relation to a computer, with intent to impair the operation of any computer or prevent or hinder access to any programme or data held in a computer or to impair the operation of any such programme."