From Marc Champion, the Wall Street Journal: Turkish police have arrested 32 people in connection with attacks by the international hackers’ group Anonymous on the websites of government agencies.
The crackdown comes a few days after national police in Spain arrested three individuals they described as senior members of Anonymous in Spain. At the same time, there has also been a spike in high-profile hacking attacks against governments and companies, most recently Sony Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp.
Anonymous is a loose-knit group of people that launch coordinated attacks against the websites of governments and companies, seeking to disable them with a flood of data. Last week, the group said it wanted to disrupt the websites of Turkish government agencies that were involved in a plan to roll out a selection of Internet filters that Turks will be asked to use starting in August. (photo: thenewinternet.com)