The accused consist of 3 teenagers and 2 men in their early twenties from London, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and the West Midlands. All men have been charged in accordance with the ‘Computer Misuse Act’ and as such will have to remain in custody at their local police stations until approved safe for release.
Anonymous have always maintained that they are not formed of hackers, but instead of average internet using citizens who feel they have to do what the can to act out against perceived injustice. Police may also be making these arrest in regards to the alleged support Anonymous gave in regards to the violent Egyptian anti-government protests earlier this week.
- What are your thoughts on this?
- Will these arrests cause discourage members of Anonymous?