By Taylor Armerding
If anybody was surprised at the arrest in Dallas of Barrett Brown, self-described sometime spokesman for the hacktivist group Anonymous, it should not have been Brown himself.
He practically invited it. A three-part, 43-plus minute rant posted on YouTube on Sept. 11 and 12 included a threat to "shoot ... and kill" any armed government officials who sought to arrest him — "especially the FBI."
"Dallas Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carmen Castro told The Dallas Morning News Brown was arrested Wednesday night and 'released over to the FBI' in the morning," UPI.com reported.
Very few in the security community would comment on the arrest for the record, most saying they did not want the headache of becoming a target of Anonymous.
Source: Network World