‘Anonymous hackers’ arrested in police swoops

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer group of guys.

From The Independent

(H/T Sheik Yermami)

25 suspected members of the Anonymous hacker movement have been arrested in police raids across Europe and South America.

International police agency Interpol said the arrests in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain were carried out by officers working under the support of Interpol’s Latin American Working Group of Experts on Information Technology Crime.

The suspects, aged between 17 and 40, are believed to have planned co-ordinated cyber-attacks against institutions including Colombia’s defence ministry and presidential websites, Chile’s Endesa electricity company and national library, as well as other targets.

Yesterday’s arrests followed an investigation in mid-February which also led to the seizure of 250 items of IT equipment and mobile phones in searches of 40 premises in 15 cities, Interpol said.

Police in Spain announced the arrest of four suspected Anonymous hackers in connection with attacks on Spanish political party websites. These four were among the 25 announced by Interpol.

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Meanwhile, someone did a great parody (no idea who) on ‘Anonymous’ threatening another big scary geopolitical entity, Gilligan’s Island

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