Suspected Anonymous Hactivists Arrested in Turkey and Spain

Published On June 14, 2011 | By Bart Huff | Data Security, General
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Following Friday’s arrest of 3 individuals that Spanish authorities describe as “senior” members of the loosely organized Anonymous hacking group, Turkey has arrested 32 people alleged to have been involved in recent attacks in Turkey.  Spanish authorities allege that the 3 individuals arrested were involved in the recent Sony Playstation hacks, as well as intrusions into several government sites. See here and here for more coverage.  The arrests in Turkey were in response to DDoS attacks against several Turkish government websites, only days before the country’s national elections. See here and here for more.

Hopefully, this represents only the beginning of enforcement actions in response to the large spike in high profile security incidents in the first half of this year.


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Bart's practice focuses on representing clients on many areas related to online content and services, including criminal and internal investigations, internet privacy and security litigation, theft of trade secrets, compliance obligations relating to the use and disclosure of customer and subscriber information, and gaming law. Before ZwillGen, Bart was an AUSA in Chicago, prosecuting federal crimes including white collar fraud, securities and other regulatory violations, and computer and internet related crimes. Bart tried 18 jury trials and briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Seventh Circuit.

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