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

Published: June 10, 2011 / Author: Erik Baigorri

The following is an
excerpt from Bloomberg that quotes
John 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.


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