Anonymous Members Arrested WorldwideAdded: Friday, March 2nd, 2012
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Interpol has announced they managed to arrest two dozen suspected members of the Anonymous hacking outfit in 4 countries.
Anonymous has long been known for creating an international network of Internet activists engaged in global hacking attacks on governmental and non-governmental online services in sign of protest against people oppressing free speech and endangering freedom of the web. This hacking outfit has, of course, been under police scope from the very start, and now Interpol reports that it took some action recently.
Interpol report says that Anonymous has received a hit after police from Latin America and Europe has arrested twenty-five suspected members. The joint effort of the authorities from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain led to numerous raids and multiple arrests of people between the age of 17 and 40. The police have also confiscated 250 items of equipment and cell phones.
The operation in question was carried out in response to recent DDoS attacks on the online services of the Colombian Ministry of Defence, it presidency, and Chile’s National Library and the Electric Company Endesa. Four people were arrested in Madrid and Malaga, two of them remained in custody, while the other two, including a minor, were bailed. Spanish interior ministry also revealed that one of the four is suspected of being a manager of the hacking group’s computer operations in Spain and Latin America region.
Aside from these facts, one should consider that Anonymous is developing and its main weapon isn’t hacking any more – it’s awareness, because more and more people are awakened to it and embrace it every day online, willing to play a major role in the movement.
March 2nd,2012Posted by:
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
|That's for the up SaM.|
|posted by (2012-03-02 16:49:19)|
|Take one off, two more comes.|
|posted by (2012-03-02 17:30:09)|
|Did you see this RT Article?|
Anonymous brings down Interpol website in retaliation for 25 arrests
|Anonymous will survive this no doubt!|
|they probably didnt even get anonymous members... like last time... Just random citizens, that have no technical knowledge and own a computer with internet access... the Justice system is beyond flawed, its completely corrupted.|
|And, once an Anonymous member is caught, he/she is no longer anonymous and, therefore, no longer a member of Anonymous.|
|Every time I see an article calling Anonymous a "hacker" group. It pisses me off just a bit. I have never seen any articles mentioning them actually hacking. They are just a bunch of retarded script kiddies DDos'ing and thinking they are tough shit.|
|How do you arrest an idea ?|
|posted by (2012-03-03 07:36:19)|
agreed. ddosing is not hacking. it's basic bullshit and you don't get shit from it.
|posted by (2012-03-03 09:22:20)|
|Thanx for the news SaM.|
lol @ kinslayer if you think they are all retarded script kiddies then why is it taking so long for the authorities to find them?
/me thinks they seem to know what they are doing...
|posted by (2012-03-03 13:40:01)|
|Agree about script kiddies. Denial of service attacks and hacking email accounts is the equivalent of vandalism and shoplifting. The press just sensationalizes so they can make their own money of the stories. I have to yet see Anonymous accomplishing any positive change in the world. Awareness of what? The idea of being Anti-establishment? Yay anarchism.. old news. Welcome to planet Earth.|
The same reason there are still criminals, drug deals, rapists on the street. there are lots of them and new ones spawn every day.
|Were they real Anonymous members or just little kid lying wannabes? Hell you can go to SU and find one of those pathetic sad sacks.|
|posted by (2012-03-04 07:30:00)|
|I agree kinslayer sorry i didn't clarify myself correctly I was actually talking about the senior members of anonymous if indeed there are any?|
i haven't heard of any of them getting caught just the "supposed leaders"
|posted by (2012-03-04 12:39:01)|
|thanks sam for the read! hgaf!|
|thanks for sharing news ...|
|Not so anonymous are they?|
As predicted they have begun to squeal on one another to cut a deal to save their own butts.
What was ignored is companies and Government have all the money and time to go after people that really piss them off.
One major rule was broke - Don't screw with the money; then they will hunt you down to the ends of the Earth..
Here is an AP article that just came out.
I bet these "anonymous" are running scared now; given how he squealed to save himself allot of time in prison.
here are some links
Hackers busted after one becomes FBI informant
From Associated Press
March 06, 2012 1:26 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of expert hackers who attacked governments and corporations around the globe has been busted after its ringleader — one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals — turned against his comrades and secretly became an informant for the FBI months ago, authorities announced Tuesday.
Five people, including a Chicago man, were charged in court papers unsealed in federal court in New York, and authorities revealed that a sixth person, Hector Xavier Monsegur, a legendary figure known in the hacking underworld as "Sabu," has pleaded guilty in New York, where he lives.
Authorities said it marked the first significant prosecution of major Internet hackers.
According to court papers, members of the group got their start as part of a large worldwide hacking organization known as Anonymous, which authorities said has been operating at least since 2008. Court papers accused Anonymous of a "deliberate campaign of online destruction, intimidation and criminality."
In chat rooms and on Twitter, Anonymous supporters erupted into a chorus of disappointment, confusion, and anger. Some wondered whether the news was an elaborate fraud. Others revisited earlier suspicions that Sabu was a government agent.
As members of Anonymous surveyed the damage Tuesday, one of its most popular Twitter feeds assured its followers that it was still OK.
"We're sailing close to the wind," the feed read. "Our crew is complete and doing fine."
Monsegur was portrayed in court papers as the ringleader of some of the group's more infamous deeds. Authorities said he formed an elite hacking organization last May — a spinoff of Anonymous — and named it "Lulz Security" or "LulzSec." ''Lulz" is Internet slang that can mean "laughs" or "amusement."
Despite the organization's lighthearted name, authorities said Monsegur and his followers embarked on a dastardly stream of deeds against business and government entities in the U.S. and around the world, resulting in the theft of confidential information, the defacing of websites and attacks that temporarily put victims out of business.
Authorities said their crimes affected nearly 1 million people.
Their exploits included attacks on cyber-security firms and the posting of a fake story that slain rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand.
As their exploits became known, some hackers associated with the group boasted about their prowess.
Monsegur, free on $50,000 bail, was charged with conspiracy to engage in computer hacking, among other offenses. Authorities said he pleaded guilty Aug. 15.
According to the court papers, he was an influential member of three hacking organizations — Anonymous, Internet Feds and Lulz Security. Court papers said he acted as a "rooter," a hacker who identified vulnerabilities in computer systems.
The court papers said he participated in attacks over the past few years on Visa, MasterCard and PayPal; government computers in Tunisia, Algeria, Yemeni and Zimbabwe; Fox Broadcasting Co. and the Tribune Co.; PBS; and the U.S. Senate.
Also charged in court papers with conspiracy to commit computer hacking were Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, Darren Martyn, Donncha O'Cearrbhail and Jeremy Hammond. Three were arrested Tuesday; Davis and Martin were previously arrested.
Hammond, who is from Chicago, appeared before a federal judge there and was ordered transferred to New York. Martyn and O'Cearrbhail lived in Ireland, Ackroyd and Davis in Britain.
LulzSec members attained notoriety last May by attacking the PBS website and planting the false story about Shakur. According to court papers Tuesday, Monsegur and others did it in retaliation for what they perceived to be unfavorable news coverage of Wikileaks on the PBS news program "Frontline."
In July, when LulzSec's attacks were grabbing world headlines, an unknown person alleged that Sabu was Monsegur, publishing his personal details on the Internet. Sabu took to Twitter to deny that he had been exposed, and as Anonymous's attacks continued, suspicions eased.
Barrett Brown, a former journalist who became closely associated with Anonymous, said Sabu's betrayal would have a serious effect on Anonymous.
"He was an admired Anon," he said. "He's been a leader. People came to him with information. God knows what else he told them."
|posted by (2012-03-09 17:32:28)|
|a lot of us in uk support anon; There really arent any leaders, they dont realise we are ordinary people coming together for the good of the people. people are more important than the corporations. Its a worlwide club and getting stronger as the sheeple wake up.|
|posted by (2012-03-12 03:18:21)|
|No more Anonymous. Who is Anonymous?||
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