The FBI has executed 40 arrest warrants throughout the US in an investigation against the online group Anonymous.
These arrests came as a response to recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, in defense of WikiLeaks in 2010. The attacks targeted Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Amazon, all of which stopped providing services to WikiLeaks after it started the distribution of thousands of leaked diplomatic cables.
In their statement, the FBI said that these arrests are “as part of an ongoing investigation into recent coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations”.
ars technica has some really interesting personal stories from people who got arrested and searched by the FBI.