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Rep for Hacker Group Charged With Identity Theft

A Texas man who describes himself as a representative of the hacker group Anonymous is facing new accusations of illegal online activity.

Barrett Brown, 31, was charged with multiple counts of aggravated identity theft and device fraud last week. He allegedly publicized a hyperlink that contained thousands of credit card numbers. Brown was previously accused of making online threats against a FBI agent.

Anonymous is an international organization for computer hackers that prides itself in fighting against the so-called greed and corruption of online businesses.

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Houston attorneys The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp regularly defend their clients against all manners of fraud crimes. Give them a call today at 713-868-6100 if you have been accused of committing identity theft.

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