Young hackers under arrest

Five young men aged 17 to 21 were in custody this week after being arrested at several different locations and charged with hacking the e-mail, Facebook and Twitter accounts of a range of persons including confessed terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.

The young men were arrested in Hedmark, Romerike, Østfold and Agder, and newspaper VG wrote that they also are believed to have been the ones who hacked the Labour Party’s web site earlier this year, several months before Labour (Arbeiderpartiet) became the target of Breivik’s murderous rampage on July 22. They also allegedly hacked the website for the Conservative Party (Høyre).

Newspaper Dagbladet reported that they later hacked Breivik’s accounts a week after he bombed government headquarters and carried out a massacre on the island of Utøya.

A police spokesman said the police investigation started after reports of threats that ultimately led to the hacker group. She wouldn’t detail the nature of the threats allegedly made.

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