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Latino Daily News

Sunday March 4, 2012

Anonymous Hackers Caught in Latin America

Anonymous Hackers Caught in Latin America

Photo: 25 suspects of Anonymous were captured by Interpol.

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Interpol (The International Criminal Police Organization) carried out an investigation against Anonymous that led to 25 arrests throughout Latin America and Europe.  The majority of arrests, 10, took place in Argentina in the towns of Rio Cuarto, Capital Federal, San Isidro, and Tucuman. 

In total 25 suspected Anonymous members, ranging in age from 17-to-40-years-old were arrested in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Spain.

The suspects are accused of attacking the websites of political parties, institutions, companies, and government agencies. Interpol seized around 250 items of IT equipment, which were being used to hack into sites in Chile, Colombia and Spain,

The group was found to be communicating and advising each other about the Internet attacks through a private chat site and is suspected of having a connection with Wikikleaks.

In Chile, where 6 of the 25 were arrested, two suspects were minors.