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25 more 'Anonymous' members arrested around the globe

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Feb 2012 22:59 User comments (12)

25 more 'Anonymous' members arrested around the globe Interpol has said today that 25 alleged Anonymous hackers have been arrested in Europe and South America.
The arrests took place in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain and those arrested ranged in age between 17 and 40. All of the suspects are accused of "planning coordinated cyber-attacks against institutions including Colombia's defense ministry and presidential Web sites, Chile's Endesa electricity company and national library, and other targets."

Among those arrested, four are accused of defacing Spanish political party sites and using DDoS attacks on other sites. One is also suspected to be the manager of Anonymous's computer operations in Spain and Latin America. The hacker went by the aliases "Thunder" and "Pacotron," say officials.

Anonymous has retaliated multiple times against police officials and other intelligence agencies in the past following arrests of their members, and this time will likely be no different. Rumors on Twitter had the group preparing to DDoS the Interpol site.

Also on Twitter, the Brazilian wing of Anonymous had this to say: "Interpol, you can't take Anonymous. It's an idea."

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12 user comments

128.2.2012 23:45

Now throw them in Guantanamo!

229.2.2012 0:25

"lol"


Carpe Noctem

329.2.2012 0:45

This just in : The Drug cartel "Los Zetas" has requested Anoymous to be extradited to Mexico.


No time for Leap frog!!!

429.2.2012 5:40

lulz.

At the comment from it's the hacking was just an idea that beings illegal for a long time.

Maybe it has something to do with stratfor emails, being released.

There will be people who they don't know who will chase them down what they do who knows.

They should be happy it's only interpol chasing them down, but I would guess none of these people expected to get picked up.

529.2.2012 7:30

One way or another they will find you and they will get you....Governments are the most powerful org.crime out there!

61.3.2012 4:35

You can't hide on the net the packets and the whole design was made to be completely transparent between every device on the net, if you do try to hide you most likely won't get any packet out but the real problem and the main reason why you can't hide is that packets require a return address.

Other wise they get dropped.

Also every packet holds the hops etc used to get to and from a device.

That is how they bust people trying to spoof other devices.

That's the net side, these people will find it hard to hide in the real world as to have a net connection

so you need
money
job to get money
tax file number etc for the job.
bank accounts etc to be given money and hold money
you need a place to stay so you can get a connection hooked up.
and it keeps going.

These people saying they are anonymous are living in a fantasy world really.

71.3.2012 13:09

Thus is the contradiction of Anonymous' existence. You can have a multi-headed serpent, but at one point or another ONE of those heads has to make the definitive decision as to which direction the body is to travel in. At no time does a ladder stand strait up & you start climbing it. The thing HAS to lean against something or else it falls & you with it.

These people that law enforcement keep catching are pawns & nothing more. They really aren't going to have any information that's gong to lead them anywhere near the decision makers & no amount of questioning, torture or truth serum is going got get it out of them.

For the time being, Anonymous is still trying to "do the right thing". Media fanfare has either fallen off or government sanctions have started to put a squeeze on the media to force a silencing of the groups actions (I haven't heard all that much about them recently).

Facts still remain; if revolution is indeed what they want, blood WILL be shed. Their hands aren't going to be clean by any stretch of the imagination & they're going to have to be ready for that next step if this is really what they want as this is the hornets nest they stirred up.


81.3.2012 16:18

I am happy to see this as it teaches a hard lesson.......'let us not rely TOO MUCH upon the things we invented'.

I hope they hack the sh*t out of Interpol's website. Besides.....if I had interpol agen knocking at my door (as opposed to local/national cops), I'd pull out a gun and shoot 'em up. Don't know ya', don't wanna. Ba bye.......KABLOOEY!

91.3.2012 17:07

These government organizations keep trying to tell everyone they are catching "Anonymous", the problem is that they really have no idea about the real numbers this group has. Although "hacking" is illegal, and shouldn't be supported, I am not willing to paint the term with a broad brush. Some of these groups are doing the bidding and will of the people. Corporations and Billionaires run the world. They own the US government, and all of the other governments with the US militarization of the world. Anonymous and hacker groups like them are our "Digital Robin Hoods". They even have a movie coming out:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177843/

101.3.2012 17:53

It is insane to support Anonymous. These are not noble gents; they harm millions of innocent people by taking down many needed sites.
Their leaders are megalomaniacs, with Control and Power as their only goal. They are on the same level as those they attack. They terrorize, then pass themselves off to fools as saviors.
Were they to have any semblance of credibility, they would go after purveyors of; malware, identity theft, Nigerian (et al) fraud...I could list dozens of ways they could help real people.
Assisting the common man is not their aim. Rather, it is; Attention, Fame, and Glory, and the admiration of angry, self-loathing children who just piss themselves.

111.3.2012 18:02

Originally posted by asilay328:
Anonymous and hacker groups like them are our "Digital Robin Hoods". They even have a movie coming out:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177843/
The only problem I have (not having seen this movie) but having seen movies based on political beliefs/policies preceding it is that they get mired in feeding pundits. That or dangerously close to be so one sided that they become whiny & over weighted that they loose their message on the non-targeted audience. That's right, non-targeted. Why make something for the folks already on your side?

If they don't diligently keep their facts straight, modest & un-bigoted as possible they'll undermine everything they've worked for. Not to mention the film maker has to be care about their empathetic/sympathetic attitude for the organizations & grossly onto their causes.

121.3.2012 23:42

Originally posted by Blessedon:
It is insane to support Anonymous. These are not noble gents; they harm millions of innocent people by taking down many needed sites.
Their leaders are megalomaniacs, with Control and Power as their only goal. They are on the same level as those they attack. They terrorize, then pass themselves off to fools as saviors.


^^^^^sounds like the usa government

@xtago if they were smart any illegal activity they do would be done on a library internet or a backpackers hostels internet.they basicallly use there home internet for illegal activity thats how they get caught.

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