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http://www.cnn.com/2011/BUSINESS/06/...html?hpt=hp_t2


"Madrid, Spain (CNN) -- Police said Friday they had arrested the top three suspected leaders in Spain of the international computer hacker network called Anonymous, which is suspected of numerous cyber-attacks on Sony's PlayStation network and government and business websites.

Anonymous has gained international notoriety over the last several years for its computer-security attacks on major companies, including MasterCard and Visa and government websites for Tunisia and Egypt.

Sony Computer Entertainment president and America division chairman, Kazuo Hirai, sent a letter to the U.S. Congress last month saying that Sony had found a file that could link the attack against Sony to Anonymous.

The Spanish police said in a statement that their investigation began last October after Spain's Ministry of Culture's website was overloaded in a so-called denial of service attack, to protest Spanish legislation aimed at cracking down on illegal computer downloads.

The first arrest, of the three, came soon after a cyber-attack May 18 against a Spanish National Electoral Commission website just days before local and regional elections.

Police said they arrested a 31-year-old suspect in southern Almeria province and later seized from his home in the northern port city of Gijon a computer server that was used to coordinate and execute the attacks."
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specs on the server?
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They have to say something, don't they?
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They must be stupid, they're using the computers to hack big corporations like sony yet they don't burn the computer after they hacked it? Must be poor hackers. Can't really trace something if it doesn't exist anymore and no evidence left for them to come get you.
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