Spain Arrests Three Over ‘Anonymous’ Group’s Cyber-Attacks

Author: Erik Baigorri

The following is an excerpt from Bloomberg that quotesJohn D’Arcy, assistant professor of information technology management about the hacking attack on Sony Corp.  To read the article visit:  Spain Arrests Three Over ‘Anonymous’ Group’s Cyber-Attacks

Spanish police arrested three suspected members of the online hacking group Anonymous, which has taken credit for carrying out cyber-attacks on governments and companies including Sony Corp. (6758) and MasterCard Inc.

Anonymous hacked the websites of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA), Spain’s second-biggest bank, and Enel SpA (ENEL), the Italian owner of Spanish power company Endesa, police said in a statement in Madrid today. The arrests follow similar actions against Anonymous in the U.S. and U.K. in December and January.

As part of Spain’s probe of the group, authorities had to overcome “complicated security measures taken by its members to protect its anonymity,” according to the police statement. Anonymous previously hacked the websites of the governments of Iran, Egypt, Libya and Algeria, police said.