Turkish Authorities Claim Arrest of 32 “Anonymous” Hackers

By  |  Monday, June 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Hot on the heels of Spain’s recent arrest of three members of the hacking group known as “Anonymous,” Turkish police are now claiming to have rounded up an additional 32 members of the group.

According to Security Week:

The Anatolia news agency said today that the suspects were taken into custody after conducting raids in a dozen cities for suspected ties to Anonymous.

The group recently targeted Web sites of the country’s telecommunications watchdog, the prime minister’s office and parliament as a protest to Turkey’s plans to introduce Internet filters.

Spanish authorities arrested three members late last week with alleged ties to the infamous PlayStation Network hacks. The BBC reports that in retaliation to the arrests in Spain, other members of Anonymous apparently knocked Spain’s police website offline for about an hour yesterday.

(via Slashdot)

(This post republished from Techland.)

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  1. Amelia@Ethical Says:

    Practically everyday, we hear news like this that prod us to be aware of our network system’s vulnerabilities. Cyber-attacks can come from just about anywhere.

    Uncovering computer network weaknesses cannot be overstated. This allows for planning for any hacking attack that might arise through those weaknesses. With penetration testing, for example, IT managers get an overview of whether their systems have been properly configured and exposes flaws in both hardware and software they use. A penetration test can simulate real life attacks on a network.