The New York Times is reporting that three members of the ‘shadowy international network of computer hackers known as Anonymous’ have been arrested in Spain. The source of the news is a statement from the Spanish National Police.
A 31-year-old man from the city of Almería was arrested sometime after May 18th and police found a server in his apartment that was used to attack the Sony group of websites including the PS Store. Two other suspects were arrested in Barcelona and Valencia.
The Police say the same computer was also used to attack ‘two Spanish banks, BBVA and Bankia, the Italian energy company Enel, as well as government sites in Spain, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand’.
Spanish police have analysed over two million lines of chat logs and web pages to identify the ‘hacktavists’.
We’ll keep you posted on any further news.
Source: NY Times