UK police nab Fluffi Bunni hacker

Members of the U.K. Computer Crime Unit arrested a suspected member of the notorious hacker group Fluffi Bunni on Tuesday.

Lynn Htun, 24, was arrested by U.K. Metropolitan Police when they recognized him on a stand at the InfoSec computer security show in London Tuesday. Htun was arrested on charges of nonappearance in Guildford Crown Court, in Guildford, England, on forgery charges, U.K. Metropolitan Police spokesman Nick Jordan said Wednesday.

He was due to appear in Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday morning, Jordan said.

Fluffi Bunni is believed to be responsible for a series of attacks against the Web sites of U.S. computer security organizations. After compromising sites, the group left a picture of a stuffed pink rabbit as its calling card.

Fluffi Bunni carried out 23 attacks between June 2000 and January 2002, according to digital security company Mi2g Ltd. of London. These included attacks on www.mcdonalds.co.uk in February 2001, www.sans.org and www.attrition.org in July 2001 and www.securityfocus.com in November 2001, Mi2g spokesman Jan Andresen said Wednesday.

The Metropolitan police stressed that Tuesday's arrest was purely on nonappearance charges and did not say how its computer crime unit officers recognized Htun.

Htun, who used the online name "Danny-Boy," was known within hacking circles as a member of Fluffi Bunni, according to Rafael N

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