Spanish police arrest alleged Anonymous activists
The Spanish police say they have arrested three people believed to be Anonymous activists. According to an announcement made by the Policía Nacional on Friday, the suspects are leaders of the movement in Spain. Investigators arrested the three men in Barcelona, Valencia, and Almeria. One of the men taken into custody, a 31-year-old from Gijon, ran a server from which attacks on governmental and corporate web sites were allegedly conducted.
The authorities also accuse the men of taking part in the attacks on Sony's PlayStation Network and on Spain's Central election committee, whose web site was taken down just before municipal elections on 22 May. The investigators say that they have been after the men since October 2010, when Spain's Cultural Ministry reported a DDoS attack on its web site. The Spanish police's technical investigation unit reportedly sorted through 2 million lines of chat logs and web logs in the course of their investigation.