British authorities arrest "Fluffy Bunny"

Wednesday, 30 April 2003, 12:58 PM EST

British authorities arrested a man Tuesday believed to head a group of hackers known as "Fluffy Bunny," which used a stuffed pink rabbit to mark attacks that humiliated some of the world's premier computer security organizations.

Fluffi Bunni captured the attention of the FBI just days after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, when thousands of commercial Web sites were vandalized with a single break-in that included the message, "Fluffi Bunni Goes Jihad."

The FBI characterized the act in a November 2001 report as an anti-American cyberprotest against the war on terrorism.

Lynn Htun, 24, was arrested by Scotland Yard detectives on outstanding forgery charges while attending a prominent trade show in London for computer security professionals, InfoSecurity Europe 2003, authorities said.

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