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Anonymous PSN Hackers Arrested in Spain!!!

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Uploaded on Jun 12, 2011

Friday, Spanish authorities announced they had arrested three men suspected of participating in cyber-attacks against the Sony PlayStation Network as well as other corporate and government websites, cyber-attacks associated with the mysterious and powerful international Internet hactivist collective known as Anonymous.

Spanish police claim the accused, arrested in Almeria, Barcelona and Alicante, were guilty of coordinated computer hacking attacks from a server set up in a house in Gijon in the north of Spain.

While the international media runs with the story, and Spanish police pose proudly for the cameras, those with any knowledge of Anonymous understand the arrests are ultimately insignificant. After all, Anonymous is legion, for they are many.

A Spanish national police statement identified the three individuals as leaders of the Spanish section of Anonymous; yet Anonymous has no leaders, and no real membership. Anonymous is everyone and no one.

Anonymous has claimed responsibility for attacks of corporate and government websites around the world, including companies such as Visa, Mastercard and Paypal, all of whom severed their links with WikiLeaks after it began publishing its massive trove of secret U.S. diplomatic memos.

In addition, those working under the flag of Anonymous have launched successful cyber-atacks against the governments of Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand.

Anonymous is not a criminal organization, but a collection of cyber-activists committed to Internet freedom in particular, freedom itself in general. Anonymous has never sought to make a profit, but only to inform and defend against the forces of oppression and censorship. Seen is this light, the three arrested have more in common with political activists, than common criminals.

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