Police in Spain have arrested three cyber criminals who are suspected to be members of the online ‘hactivist’ group, Anonymous. The group has been in the news recently with their attack on the Sony PlayStation Network, the Indian army website as well as the Indian government website – NIC.
Spanish police arrest three Anons
According to the Spanish police Twitter feed, the hackers were arrested in Spanish cities of Barcelona, Alicante and Almeria and a server hosted in Gijon was seized, as well. They also claim that they have dismantled the Anonymous hacker group in Spain who were responsible for attacking the PlayStation Store. The police said that these individuals have the capacity to make decisions and direct attacks. They also claim that the group has the ability to coordinate DDoS attacks to collapse Web sites around the world and are considered a threat by NATO.
According to a report, these arrests were made after investigation which began in October 2010. The Spanish police say that the arrests were made after going through millions of lines of chat logs to discover who was behind the group’s activity. The report goes on to say that some of the attacks made by the group’s members used a web based tool called Loic to fill the targeted sites with the required data.
For more information on the hacking of Sony websites, click here.