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NCS 9/2/11

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The crackdown on hacktivists continues with the arrest of two men in the U.K. The Metropolitan Police Service released a statement late Thursday saying that two males, ages 24 and 20, are now behind bars and could be connected to the hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec.
 

He said he was sorry but it was too little, too late for Luis Mijangos.  A judge sentenced the 32-year old Thursday to six years in prison for hacking into the computers of women and teenage girls.  He found sexually explicit photos and threatened to put them online unless the victims gave him more pictures.

Cyber attacks have reached the Irish but they were able to make some arrests.  Two people were taken into custody after law officers investigated an attack on the Fine Gael website.  In January, the hackers allegedly modified the personal information of 2,000 site subscribers that was emailed to the media.

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