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Three top "Anonymous" hackers arrested in Spain

Post  mara thon on Sat 11 Jun - 0:06


Arrests have been made in Barcelona, Almería and Alicante
Internet chatrooms revealed the Anonymous targets - Three people, believed to be at the top of the ‘Anonymous’ hacking organisation in Spain, have been arrested. The three are from the group known as ‘hackvista’, and the arrests were made in Barcelona, Almería and Alicante.

All three are experts in computers and telecommunications and one of them is a 31 merchant sailor from Gijón. The other two did not even have an internet connection in their homes.

The Gijón address had been used to attack Playstation, BBVA, Bankia, ENEL and the Governments in Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand. They also attacked the Junta Electoral in Spain, and then the webs of the Catalan police, Los Mossos d’Esquadra and union UGT. The attacks were denial of service attacks where a server crashes as it cannot meet massive arrivals of traffic from infected ‘zombie’ computers around the world.

One of those arrested had a server in his home from where attacks were coordinated and launched. To make detection harder they encoded their messages and often sent them from open wi-fi connections.

A large number of malware programs have been recovered.

The raids, which have only just been made public, were made on the day before the local and regional elections in Spain on May 22, when the group was planning attacks on the webs of political parties.

Spanish police say that ‘Anonymous’ is as big a threat to NATO as Al Qaeda.

Read more: http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_30853.shtml#ixzz1OuwA0cZy
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