FBI raids homes, seizes computers in hacking probe
NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI has raided several New York homes during a probe into the hacker group Anonymous.
FBI spokesman Jim Margolin says agents searched residences and seized computers at one address in Brooklyn and three on Long Island. He declined further comment. The targets of the searches were not named. The raids were first reported by FoxNews.com.
Anonymous is an amorphous, loosely organized group of hackers sympathetic to WikiLeaks. It has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against corporate and government websites around the world.
The group claims credit for disrupting the websites of Visa and Mastercard in December when the credit card companies stopped processing donations to WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.
It is known for attacks on the Church of Scientology and Kiss bassist Gene Simmons.