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07/19/2011 11:20 am ET Updated Sep 18, 2011

'Anonymous' Hackers' New York Homes Raided By FBI

The FBI raided the New York homes of three suspected members of the hacker group "Anonymous" Tuesday morning, executing search warrants for computers and computer-related accessories, Fox News reports.

A dozen agents arrived at the Baldwin, N.Y. home of Jordan Giordan who, officials tell Fox, was identified as allegedly being used in a coordinated distributed denial of service attack against several companies.

All of the suspects are in their late teens and twenties.

Anonymous, a non-hierarchical group of hackers, has previously targeted the websites of MasterCard, Visa, Gawker and The Westboro Baptist Church. The group first gained notoriety for their prolonged attack on the Church of Scientology.

In May, Anonymous and now defunct group LulzSec, targeted the websites of Arizona law enforcement in response the state's controversial anti-immigration bill, "releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords" according to The International Business Times.

The two groups were also responsible digital break-ins at Sony, the US Senate, AT&T, and Fox News.

CORRECTION: This article previously stated that Anonymous was inspired by Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. Julian Assange is not the founder of Wikileaks and Anonymous actually predated Wikileaks by three years.