In addition to the 14 suspected Anonymous hackers arrested in nine states and D.C., the agency also arrested hackers in Florida and New Jersey connected to two data releases from LulzSec.
According to the FBI’s press release, Florida resident Scott Matthew Arciszewski, 21, was arrested for allegedly accessing information from InfraGard. an FBI-affiliate based in Atlanta. Arciszewski reportedly posted instructions on how to access the firm’s Web site on Twitter.
And a man believed to be the source of LulzSec’s information on AT&T was arrested in New Jersey. Lance Moore, 21, of Las Cruces, N.M., worked as a customer support contractor for the company and allegedly downloaded thousands of documents.
These are the first major arrests in an ongoing FBI investigation into cyber attacks made by the group. The UK’s Metropolitan Police and the Dutch National Police force are also investigating the matter and have made their own arrests.
Defiant as ever, Twitter chatter from accounts linked to Anonymous members promised that their efforts will continue.