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A Rockland man is one of 13 alleged members of the Internet hacking group Anonymous who are facing charges of carrying out cyberattacks worldwide, including targets that refused to process payments for WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website founded by Julian Assange.
Thomas J. Bell, along with the other 12 alleged members, faces a charge of conspiring to intentionally cause damage to protected computers.
Two other New Englanders also have been charged: Geoffrey Kenneth Commander of Hancock, N.H., and Anthony Tadros of Mansfield, Conn., according to documents filed in federal court after the alleged Anonymous members were indicted Thursday.