In Spain, police claim to have arrested 3 leaders of the hacker group Anonymous this morning. The police’s Twitter feed stated “Spanish Police dismantle the #Anonymous hacker group in Spain. They attacked #Playstation Store.” Those leaders have apparently been released without bail now, but this still marks a milestone in the the investigation of the PSN attacks in April.
They weren’t even going for the PSN hackers specifically. These hackers were found as part of a 2010 investigation of a DDoS case against the Spanish Minister of Culture’s website.
The police go into a little detail about the hacking operation, stating “#Anonymous has thousands of “zombies” computers infected all over the world.” Is this a break in the investigation?
It’s too soon to celebrate, however. LulzSec continues to remind us that they are still active, despite news of one of their own under FBI custody. Further, Anonymous’s official Twitter offers us this message:
“Dear @policia, Expect us. #Anonymous.”