John Gapper

The arrest of leaders of LulzSec, the hacker group that breached websites run by Sony, Nintendo and other companies – along with the Central Intelligence Agency – indicates again that the cyber-arm of the US law is very long.

The FBI has arrested three LulzSec suspects being sought by the the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Irish police are reported to have arrested one suspect and to be holding him in Dublin.

The raids follow the arrest in New Zealand of Kim Dotcom, founder of the file-uploading site Megaupload as part of an FBI operation. Read more