9:45 AM PST, March 6, 2012
NEW YORK (CNN)
Authorities on Tuesday conducted a series of wide-ranging arrests of top members of LulzSec, a computer hacker group that has claimed responsibility for a string of high-profile cyber attacks on government agencies and large companies.
The arrests included one person in Chicago, two from Ireland and two from Britain, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation.
Authorities had been investigating the suspects, helped in part by a leader within the organization who had been secretly working with government officials
Details of the case are expected to be released soon in an indictment in New York federal court.
LulzSec is also referred to by its full name, Lulz Security.
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