Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/06/swiss_italian_police_anonymous_roundup/

Italian and Swiss cops cuff 15 Anonymous suspects

Hacktivist suspects vanned – including 5 kids

By John Leyden

Posted in Security, 6th July 2011 11:12 GMT

Fifteen suspected members of Anonymous have been arrested following a joint Italian-Swiss police investigation, AFP reports.

Police reckon the group formed a cell that attacked the websites of the Italian government and prominent Italian companies, energy firms ENEL and ENI, as well as state broadcaster RAI. The group, reportedly led by a 26-year-old Italian living in Switzerland, were arrested and questioned prior to being released on bail pending further inquiries. Five of the suspects are juveniles, according to Swiss reports.

The arrests in Italy and Switzerland follow police actions in the UK, Spain, Turkey and the US. ®