With help from the international police organization Interpol, Spain and three South American countries today arrested 25 people who are suspected of being Anonymous activist/hacktivist/hackers. They are accused of defacing government and corporate websites. Reuters
Spanish police also accused one of four suspects picked up in the cities of Madrid and Malaga of releasing personal data about police officers and bodyguards protecting Spain's royal family and the prime minister.
Other arrests were in Argentina, Chile and Colombia, and 250 items of computer equipment and mobile phones were seized across 15 cities, Interpol said. Colombia's Ministry of Defence and presidential websites as well as Chile's Endesa electricity company were among the targets of the hackers, it said.
And not coincidentally, the Interpol website has been intermittently offline today.
So, that huge hack of 500 million Yahoo user accounts last week that Yahoo blamed on a “state-sponsored actor”? A private internet security firm is calling bullshit on the “state-sponsored” part.
Today a court in London okayed the extradition of a British hacker with autism to the United States, where he will face trial for breaking into high-security U.S. government computers.
If you were the government and wanted to maintain a state of perpetual war, how would you go about it?
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