The world is 25 people less Anonymous today

Marketplace Staff Feb 29, 2012

An Interpol-led task force arrested 25 people suspected to be part of the hacking collective, Anonymous on Tuesday. The arrests were focused in Europe and South America stemming from attacks on institutional sites in South America, like the Colombian Defense Ministry and the Chilean National Library. The New York Times reports: “Among the 25 people arrested were four suspected Anonymous hackers seized in connection with attacks on Spanish political party Web sites, the Spanish police announced. A national police statement said two servers used by the group in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic have been blocked. It said the four arrested included the suspected manager of Anonymous’s computer operations in Spain and Latin America, who was identified only by his initials and the aliases ‘Thunder’ and ‘Pacotron.’”


And, you’re never going to guess what happened next. No, ‘Thunder’ did not make it rain, and ‘Pacotron’ most certainly did not get the high score on the prison’s Pac Man machine. Really, you’re a terrible guesser. OK, I’ll tell you: Anonymous launched an attack on the Interpol site. If you’re the type that frets over being able to access the Interpol website, fear not, it looks to be up and running as of this morning.

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