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“Police alleged the three arrested “hacktivists” had been involved in a recent attack on Sony’s PlayStation Network, as well as cyber-attacks on Spanish banks.” Well, it seems as if some members of hacking collective Anonymous are not so anonymous anymore. Three Spaniards believed to be members of that group have been arrested by Spanish police in connection with the recent hacking attacks on the Sony PlayStation Network. You may recall in late April, Sony announced that personal data from 77 million PlayStation Network user accounts had been stolen, and the network was shut down to prevent further damage and piracy. The Spanish hackers, who were arrested in Almeria, Barcelona and Alicante, have been accused of coordinated hacking attacks through a server in a house in Gijon in Northern Spain. In addition to hacking Sony’s network, the Spanish hackers and Anonymous are suspected of breaking into government servers in Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand, mostly using “zombie” computers. This is why NATO considers these, literally, bad boys a major threat to secure military computer networks. (Reuters – Anonymous Hacks Sony)
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