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Anonymous: U.K. arrests are 'declaration of war'

The group, which supports the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks, warns the U.K. government that arresting five men was a "sad mistake on your behalf."


The group Anonymous has issued a warning to the U.K. government after five men suspected of having connections to the group were arrested yesterday.

The group, which has claimed responsibility for a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks launched in support of whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks, said it viewed the arrests as a "declaration of war" by the British authorities.

"Anonymous believes...that pursuing this direction is a sad mistake on your behalf. Not only does it reveal the fact that you do not seem to understand the present-day political and technological reality, we also take this as a serious declaration of war from yourself, the UK government, to us, Anonymous, the people," the group said yesterday in a statement.

Read more of "Anonymous: UK arrests are a 'declaration of war'" at ZDNet UK.