After Anonymous-LulzSec split, some leading hackers arrested

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NEW YORK — Top members of the computer hacking group LulzSec have been arrested and will face charges in New York, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Five people with the group were either under arrest or being sought, the official said. The details of the allegations weren’t immediately available, but were expected to be made public in court documents being unsealed Tuesday morning.

The group also goes by the full name Lulz Security. Hackers associated with the group have claimed to be responsible for a variety of cyber attacks on big companies, law enforcement and government agencies.

LulzSec is a spin-off of the loosely organized hacking collective Anonymous. Its members attained notoriety last May by hacking PBS.org and posting a story claiming that Tupac Shakur was alive and living in New Zealand.