By Wired.com / Threat Level
FBI agents conducted early-morning raids at three homes in New York where suspects believed to be involved in the Anonymous hacking group live.
Investigators seized at least one laptop from one of the homes. Police believe the device may have been used in denial-of-service attacks against several companies.
More than 10 FBI agents converged on the home of Giordani Jordan in Baldwin (on Long Island), while other agents searched two additional homes in Long Island and Brooklyn, according to Fox News.
Anonymous, a loose-knit collective of hackers, has publicly taken credit for denial-of-service attacks against PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard after these payment services decided to stop transmitting donations to the secret-spilling site, WikiLeaks.
Last month, Spanish authorities arrested three alleged members of Anonymous in connection to separate attacks against Sony’s online Playstation network and other sites.
Anonymous declared Sony a target over the company’s lawsuit against PlayStation 3 tinkerer George Hotz. Sony claimed it found an Anonymous calling card on one of its compromised servers. But Anonymous asserted that “online thieves” were trying to frame the group over the Sony hacks.