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MMC
02-29-2012, 06:52 AM
PARIS (AP) — Interpol said that 25 suspected members of the loose-knit Anonymous hacker movement have been arrested in a sweep across Europe and South America.

The international police agency said in a statement Tuesday that the arrests in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain were carried out by national law enforcement 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 suspected of planning coordinated cyberattacks against institutions including Colombia's defense ministry and presidential websites, Chile's Endesa electricity company and national library, as well as other targets.
The arrests followed an ongoing investigation begun 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.

A National Police statement said two servers used by the group in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic have been blocked.

Interpol is headquartered in Lyon, France. The organization has no powers of arrest or investigation but it helps police forces around the world work together, facilitating intelligence sharing.

Anonymous has no real membership structure. Hackers, activists, and supporters can claim allegiance to its freewheeling principles at their convenience, so it's unclear what impact the arrests will have.

Authorities in Europe, North America and elsewhere have made dozens of arrests, and Anonymous has increasingly attacked law enforcement, military and intelligence-linked targets in retaliation....snip~

http://news.yahoo.com/interpol-says-suspected-anonymous-hackers-arrested-232447517.html
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The LE's keep busting them. The ones here in the US were from the ages of 16-40. Then the Mexican Drug Cartels caught one of them. They haven't gone back after the drug cartels. But they do go after all the LE and Government stuff. Course now immediately Anonymous states it will go after Interpol now. That should prove quite interesting. If they are successful.

Interpol says they cannot arrest anybody. What they didnt tell anybody. Is how they can kill others on someone elses soil, and get away with it. Due to working with specific agencies.

Mister D
02-29-2012, 09:24 AM
Good. I'm glad to see them get busted. Make some examples of these people.

Conley
02-29-2012, 09:58 AM
I wonder if that's why IBB hasn't been posting as much?

I did read that Anonymous has taken down a lot of child porn rings so at least they've done some good there.

Mister D
02-29-2012, 10:06 AM
We know they won't mess with the cartels again. Maybe the CIA should start chopping off heads...

MMC
02-29-2012, 10:57 AM
Thing is with the Cartels they used hackers to find those Anonymous Guys down In Mexico. Their own hackers. Anonymous needs to stick to those that play by rules and laws. Going after those who don't play by any rules or laws. Would be stupid on their part.

Mister D
02-29-2012, 11:02 AM
Thing is with the Cartels they used hackers to find those Anonymous Guys down In Mexico. Their own hackers. Anonymous needs to stick to those that play by rules and laws. Going after those who don't play by any rules or laws. Would be stupid on their part.


I'm sure governments could get their own "hackers".

MMC
02-29-2012, 11:13 AM
I'm sure governments could get their own "hackers".

:laugh: Well we did.....after we busted them. Now some of them are working for us. :wink: The US Gov is just like Cosa Nostra. We made them an ofer they can't refuse.

Still they should be more careful around the New Democracy. As those Governments might just kill them too.

Mister D
02-29-2012, 11:17 AM
:laugh: Well we did.....after we busted them. Now some of them are working for us. :wink: The US Gov is just like Cosa Nostra. We made them an ofer they can't refuse.

Still they should be more careful around the New Democracy. As those Governments might just kill them too.


These guys kind of piss me off. I'm glad they are being cracked down on.

MMC
02-29-2012, 11:33 AM
These guys kind of piss me off. I'm glad they are being cracked down on.

I am undecided about them. :undecided: As I am sure I would definatley like to know a couple so they can show me everything on a puter. Without having to go to 4 or 5 yrs of schooling. Of Course if they hacked my shit. Then I might have another take on them. :laugh:

waltky
11-01-2012, 05:49 PM
Hackers hittin' financial institutions...
:angry:
Napolitano: US financial institutions 'actively under attack' by hackers
10/31/12 - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday warned that some of the largest U.S. financial institutions "are actively under attack" from cyber hackers.


While Napolitano sounded the alarm about the attacks at a cybersecurity event hosted by The Washington Post, she declined to provide any details about them. "Right now, financial institutions are actively under attack. We know that. I'm not giving you any classified information," she said. "I will say this has involved some of our nation's largest institutions. We've also had our stock exchanges attacked over the last [few] years, so we know ... there are vulnerabilities. We're working with them on that."

When asked by Post editor Mary Jordan about whether hackers are stealing information or money from banks, Napolitano answered "yes" and then quickly added, "I really don't want to go into that per se." "All I want to say is that there are active matters going on with financial institutions," she said. The public websites of Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and others were hit by a series of denial of service attacks this fall, which made their sites inaccessible to customers. A denial of service attack inundates a Web server with large numbers of page requests until the site fails to load. It does not let the hackers siphon sensitive information from its victim.

After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, Napolitano said people should look than no further than the damage caused by the massive storm to understand the need to boost the nation's cybersecurity protections. "One of the possible areas of attack, of course, is attacks on our nation's control systems the control systems the operate our utilities, our water plants, our pipelines, our financial institutions," Napolitano said. "If you think that a critical systems attack that takes down a utility even for a few hours is not serious, just look at what is happening now that Mother Nature has taken out those utilities." "The urgency and the immediacy of the cyber problem; the cyberattacks that we are undergoing and continuing to undergo can not be overestimated," she said.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) oversees the protection of unclassified computer networks for civilian agencies. The Obama administration has tasked DHS with coordinating cybersecurity efforts between the federal government and private industry. Napolitano said President Obama has made cybersecurity a priority and invested money into DHS's cyber programs, noting that the department's workforce has increased roughly 600 percent over the last few years. The president has also "constantly asked for double-digit increases in the cyber budget" at the department and it is actively looking to hire more skilled cybersecurity professionals.

MORE (http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/265167-napolitano-us-financial-institutions-qactively-under-attackq-by-hackers)