The Federal Bureau of Investigation has raided several homes and made arrests as part of their investigation into the ‘hackivist’ group Anonymous.
An official told TPM that around 14 arrests were expected in the Anonymous raid. CNN reported that 12 arrests have already been made and that 15 were expected.
About 40 warrants were executed nationwide and an announcement was expected from the Justice Department before the end of the day, the source told TPM. The FBI’s New York office searched homes in Brooklyn and two other homes in Long Island, Reuters reported.
The ‘Anonymous’ group has claimed responsibility for hacks of organizations that have gone up against WikiLeaks. They have claimed responsibility for attacks on Apple, MasterCard and Visa. The raids were first reported by Fox News.