July 1, 2011
US Federal Bureau of Investigation agents carried out a raid on the home of an Ohio man suspected of being a member of the Lulz Security hacker group, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
An FBI spokesman confirmed to AFP that FBI agents had searched a home in Hamilton, Ohio, on Monday on the basis of a sealed federal search warrant but declined to provide any details about the raid.
“Because it’s sealed we can’t comment on the purpose or what, if anything, was taken,” the spokesman said. “All I can say is that nobody’s been arrested.”
The Journal said the man whose home was raided appears to have links to Lulz Security, the hackers who have claimed responsibility for a string of recent high-profile cyberattacks.