16 suspected ‘anonymous’ hackers arrested in nationwide sweep.

Sixteen suspected members of "Anonymous" were arrested this morning in…

Sixteen suspected members of “Anonymous” were arrested this morning in states across the country, from California to New York, in a federal raid on the notorious hacking group.

The arrests Tuesday, first reported by FoxNews.com, are part of an ongoing investigation into Anonymous, which has claimed responsibility for numerous cyberattacks against a variety of websites, including Visa and Mastercard.

The Department of Justice, in announcing the arrests and more than 35 search warrants in the case, said the case stemmed from an alleged cyberattack on the website PayPal over its action against controversial group WikiLeaks, one of the inspirations for the hacker group Anonymous.

Source: Jana Winter for Fox News.

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