St Albans teen arrested on suspicion of computer hacking supporting WikiLeaks

A TEENAGER from St Albans has been arrested in connection with online hacking in support of WikiLeaks.

The 19-year-old man was among five people detained in a series of coordinated raids under the Computer Misuse Act at residential addresses across the country yesterday (Thursday).

The Met Police said: “The arrests were in relation to recent and ongoing ‘distributed denial of service’ attacks (DDoS) by an online group calling themselves ‘Anonymous’.”

The group is suspected of temporarily crippling the websites of companies that cut off financial services to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.