Spanish police have rumpeted the success of their arrest of three members of the Anonymous hacking group, where fingers have been pointed their way concerning attacks on banks, government websites and companies such as Sony. According to the Spanish police, this is the first police operation of its kind in the country that was dedicated to track down Anonymous. Some background information – Anonymous isa decentralized group of activists who have performed distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDOS) against businesses and organizations, and the arrests were carried out in Barcelona, Alicante, and Valencia.
It seemed that those who are now under police custody were part of the larger group that assisted in the direction of attacks on websites such as the Sony PlayStation Store, BBVA bank, an Italian utility company ENEL, alongside websites belonging to the governments of Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand. No names were released, presumably to protectheir identities and not to jeopardize the rest of the mission.
Beware the long arm of the law!