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Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Anonymous releases more U.S. government data, following arrests in Europe


Anonymous claims to have released data from several government agencies, including the Army and the Navy. Above, Josh Mayeux works at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center Peterson Air Force Base. File Photo (RICK WILKING - REUTERS)
On one of its Twitter feeds, Anonymous linked to another data release that it claims include information from the FBI, the Army, the Navy, the Department of Justice and NASA.

The information supposedly comes from West Virgnia-based IT security company IRC Federal. In its release, Anonymous claims that to have hacked into the company’s e-mails and databases.

IRC Federal could not immediately be reached for comment.

The attack comes on the heels of an attack Thursday on the Turkish government and reports that several members of Anonymous have been arrested in Europe.

According to Ars Technica, fifteen members of Anonymous, ages 15-28, were taken into custody following a series of 32 raids across Italy and Switzerland.

Italian authorities have described one of the arrested suspects, a 26-year old called “Phre” as a leader of the hacking group.

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By  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/08/2011

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