U.S. arrests 14 for roles in PayPal cyber attack

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Posted: Jul 19, 2011 5:44 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday arrested 16 people on charges they were involved in major cyber attacks including attacks on eBay's PayPal website as retribution for dropping WikiLeaks donation account.

FBI agents arrested 14 people in nine states and Washington, D.C. specifically for the PayPal attack coordinated by the vigilante hacking group Anonymous, the biggest take down so far tied to the high-profile cyber attack.

(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky, editing by Todd Eastham)