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    Hi all,

    FYI.

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    Spanish Police Arrest 'Anonymous' Over PlayStation Hacking
    By REUTERS, June 10, 2011, (Reporting by Iciar Reinlein, Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Mike Nesbit)

    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/...gewanted=print

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested three suspected members of the so-called "Anonymous" group on Friday on charges of cyber-attacks against targets including Sony's PlayStation network, governments, businesses and banks.

    The police said the accused, arrested in Almeria, Barcelona and Alicante, were guilty of coordinated computer hacking attacks from a server set up in a house in Gijon in the north of Spain.

    Spanish police alleged the three arrested "hacktivists" had been involved in the recent attack on Sony's PlayStation online gaming store which crippled the service for over a month, as well as cyber-attacks on Spanish banks BBVA and Bankia and the Italian energy group Enel.

    Members of the loosely coordinated "Anonymous" group, known for wearing Guy Fawkes masks made popular by the graphic novel "V for Vendetta," had also hacked government sites in Egypt, Algeria, Lybia, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand, police said.

    "They are structured in independent cells and make thousands of simultaneous attacks using infected 'zombie' computers worldwide. This is why NATO considers them a threat to the military alliance," the police said in a statement.

    "They are even capable of collapsing a country's administrative structure."

    The arrests are the first in Spain against members of the "Anonymous" group following similar legal proceedings in the United States and Britain.

    The police did not rule out further arrests.
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    Hacking is wrong and I don't condone it. But Sony drew first blood here. They hacked thousands of people by sneaking a root kit on to people's PCs, which is very illegal in many places. Yet how many Sony executives went to prison ? Society is pretty stupid in these matters, and these corporations know we will let them slide.
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    Hi all,

    Here is some followup info.

    Take care,

    Jay

    Spain Detains 3 in PlayStation Cyberattacks

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/11/te...gewanted=print

    By DAVID JOLLY and RAPHAEL MINDER, June 10, 2011
    PARIS — The Spanish police said Friday that they had apprehended three men suspected of computer hacking in connection with recent cyberattacks on Sony’s PlayStation Network as well as corporate and government Web sites around the world.

    The National Police identified the three as the local leadership of the shadowy international network of computer hackers known as Anonymous, which has claimed responsibility for a wide variety of attacks.

    Anonymous is made up of people from various countries organized into cells that share common goals, the police said, with activists operating anonymously, but in a coordinated fashion.

    One of the “hacktivist” detainees, a 31-year-old Spaniard, was detained in the southern city of Almería sometime after May 18, the police said. He had a computer server in his apartment in the northern port city of Gijón, from which the group attacked the Web sites of the Sony PlayStation online gaming store.
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