2012年2月29日星期三

國際刑警突襲匿名結果以逮捕25名涉嫌黑客告終

International Raids Result in Arrests of 25 Suspected Anonymous Hackers
國際刑警突襲匿名結果以逮捕25名涉嫌黑客告終
The Intel Hub
By Madison Ruppert
February 28, 2012
Twenty-five alleged members of Anonymous were arrested in a worldwide sweep Tuesday, according to Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization.

Anonymous, which The New York Times characterizes as a “loose-knit … hacker movement” cannot actually be defined with any degree of certainty due to the fact that anyone and everyone can call themselves a member of Anonymous.

However, the group has become infamous for organizing and/or taking credit for a series of “hacktivist” operations where entities were deliberately targeted for attack.

In a statement, Interpol said that arrests occurred in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain by national law enforcement personnel who were working with Interpol’s Latin American Working Group of Experts on Information Technology Crime.

The suspects are accused of planning coordinated cyber attacks on various institutions around the world including the Colombian defense ministry and president’s websites, the Endesa electric company of Chile and their national library, and the websites of Spanish political parites, among other targets.

According to the Associated Press, those arrested ranged widely in age from 17-years-old all the way up to 40 and were the result of an ongoing investigation which began in mid-February.

Interpol reports that the investigation has already resulted in searches in 40 locations across 15 cities and the seizure of 250 pieces of “information technology equipment” and cellular phones.

According to police in Spain, four of the 25 individuals arrested were suspected of hacking Spanish political party websites and two servers in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic used by the group have been blocked.

They claim that one of the four individuals arrested was actually the suspected manager of Anonymous computer operations in both Spain and Latin America.

This individual, identified solely by the aliases “Thunder” and “Pacotron” along with his initials, would be quite a high value target if he indeed is the “manager” of such operations.

However, the distributed nature of Anonymous makes me suspicious of any claims that they could catch a “manager” given the non-hierarchical nature of the group and the fact that they would likely avoid putting any inordinate amount of power or information in the hands of just one person.

The four suspects spoken of by the Spanish police are accused of carrying out denial of service (DOS) attacks, defacing websites and publishing data about the police who were assigned to the royal palace and the office of the premier on the internet.

The mainstream media’s coverage of Anonymous has been marked with abject ignorance, but it appears that they have begun to grasp what the group is about and how it is made up.

“Anonymous has no real membership structure. Hackers, activists, and supporters can claim allegiance to its freewheeling principles so it is not clear what impact the arrests will have,” the Associated Press wrote.

The Associated Press coverage mentions talk of a possible revenge attack on the Interpol website and at the time of writing they reported that “the police organization’s home page appeared to be operating normally late Tuesday.”

However, when I attempted to access the page at 8:17 PM Pacific Standard Time on February 28, it was in fact completely offline as confirmed by several services utilizing servers across the world.

Anonymous has been around for quite a while now, although their activities have become growingly political in nature over recent years.

What could be perceived as one of their greatest successes, and thus humiliations for law enforcement, was achieved earlier this month when members of Anonymous were able to listen in on a conference call between the American Federal Bureau of Investigations, Scotland Yard and other foreign police entities.

The call, which you can listen to below, was dealing with the agencies’ joint investigation into Anonymous and similar groups.

ANONYMOUS Intercept FBI & Scotland Yard Conference Call #FFF
匿名截取聯邦調查局及倫敦蘇格蘭場電話會議#FFF
2012-02-03


Anonymous doesn’t seem to be phased by this latest attempt to cripple the group, with one Twitter account claiming to be associated with Anonymous in Brazil said, “Interpol, you can’t take Anonymous. It’s an idea,” according to the Associated Press (I was unable to locate the tweet myself).

Indeed this seems to be something that police agencies around the globe are missing. Arresting a handful of hacktivists isn’t going to do anything, in fact, it will likely just embolden them.

If they really want to stop Anonymous, they’ll have to stop giving Anonymous a reason to do what they are doing.

Previously I have been critical of Anonymous and the related Lulz Security, or LulzSec, group due to the fact that their activities can be used by politicians to fight internet freedom.

Similarly, I see the Anonymous attack on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to be similar in its pointlessness.

The attack, carried out earlier this month, achieved absolutely nothing and only served to give more support to people like Senator John McCain who are pushing to give the National Security Agency and military more control over the internet.

If Anonymous really wants to make a difference I believe that they shouldn’t be adding fuel to the anti-internet freedom fire by carrying out attacks which are best characterized as “skiddie” or “script kiddie” attacks.
http://theintelhub.com/2012/02/28/international-raids-result-in-arrests-of-25-suspected-anonymous-hackers/

國際刑警拘疑「匿名者」25成員
星島日報 –
8小時前

..國際刑警周二證實,在歐洲和南美洲多處地區採取一連串行動,拘捕了25人,懷疑他們是黑客組織「匿名者」(Anonymous)的成員。

  國際刑警旗下的拉丁美洲資訊科技罪案專家小組與多個國家和地區的執法部門合作,引用那些國家本身的法例,分別在阿根廷、智利、哥倫比亞和西班牙採取拘捕行動。

  被捕者年齡由17至40歲不等。他們涉嫌串通,發動電子攻擊行動,對付不同的政府部門和機構,包括哥倫比亞國防部和總統府網站、智利Endesa電力公司和國立圖書館的電腦系統,還有其他目標。
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/%E5%9C%8B%E9%9A%9B%E5%88%91%E8%AD%A6%E6%8B%98%E7%96%91-%E5%8C%BF%E5%90%8D%E8%80%85-25%E6%88%90%E5%93%A1-070500403.html

國際刑警突襲“匿名者”駭客組織 逮捕其25名成員
2012-02-29 10:48:42  
來源:國際線上專稿

  國際線上專稿:據《世界報》2月29日報道,國際刑警組織表示,日前他們在4個國家的15個城市發動大規模突襲行動,25名據稱是駭客組織“匿名者”成員的犯罪嫌疑人被逮捕。

  國際刑警組織位於里昂的總部稱,這次行動在阿根廷、智利、哥倫比亞和西班牙展開,主要目的是打擊網路犯罪。除了逮捕25名嫌疑人外,還收繳了250台電腦和手機等設備,以及信用卡和現金。其中,西班牙警方逮捕了4名“匿名者”組織成員,阿根廷警方逮捕了10人,在智利和哥倫比亞分別有6人和5人被捕。

  其中,西班牙警方指控4名犯罪嫌疑人公佈了西班牙首相警衛人員以及警方僱員的個人資訊,並攻擊篡改了一些網站的內容。

  “匿名者”是一個鬆散的駭客組織,涉嫌攻擊多國政府網站。前不久,他們還竊取了“美國戰略預測”公司的500多萬封內部機密郵件,並將其轉交給了“維基解密”網站。(朱艷)
http://big5.chinabroadcast.cn/gate/big5/gb.cri.cn/27824/2012/02/29/2805s3578055.htm

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