LulzSec, Anonymous Hacker Arrests Won't Solve Security Attacks
News Analysis: Even if law enforcement organizations arrested everyone in Anonymous and LulzSec tomorrow, it really won't solve the problem of network intrusions, botnets and attacks.The FBI and Scotland Yard should be praised in their ability to track down, identify and arrest members of the related hacking organizations Anonymous and LulzSec. The cyber-sleuthing they did is not easy. When you have to do it well enough for the arrest to hold up in court, it's harder still. Unfortunately, it's not going to solve the problem. While the arrest of 12 members of the Anonymous hacking group, as well as two of the reputed six-member LulzSec team, may have taken these specific people off the street, the fact remains there is a limitless supply of people who want to break into computer networks, the higher the profile the better. Anonymous has already threatened a retaliatory attack on the FBI for the arrests. Whether they go through with the threats and whether the attacks, if attempted, are successful remains a mystery until it happens.
But it's a virtual certainty there will be further attacks on the FBI. Likewise, there will be more attacks on Scotland Yard and on any number of other law enforcement and intelligence organizations. These targets are just so tempting that even a mediocre hacker wants the bragging rights.