Spain Arrests Members of Anonymous


You know, Anonymous, the famed hacker group, has always prided itself on not having a true face for their group, essentially living up to their namesake. We might be on the verge of their anonymity becoming a thing of the past. According to PlayStationLifeStyle, 3 hackers have been arrested in Spain for attacks on PSN, banks and government websites.

It is also said that these are key members of the group’s Spanish branch, and could face prosecution that could land them in prison for about 3 years. I also agree with what NATO said, and believe that, eventually, Anonymous members won’t be able to remain faceless:

…the longer these attacks persist the more likely countermeasures will be developed, implemented, the groups will be infiltrated and perpetrators persecuted.

In response, Anonymous replied:

Finally, do not make the mistake of challenging Anonymous. Do not make the mistake of believing you can behead a headless snake. If you slice off one head of Hydra, ten more heads will grow in its place. If you cut down one Anon, ten more will join us purely out of anger at your trampling of dissent.

Will more members join and try to cause harm in response to prosecution of their own? Of course, but, eventually, there will be a time when no one can really remain anonymous, especially if they keep making these other guys learn new ways of tracking them. This just goes to show no one is untouchable.


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  1. #1 by Jason on June 10th, 2011 [ 25926 Points ]

    Picture of the body! oh wait… Haha suckers. Dumb arse hackers. Enjoy no freedom. You have already been forgotten.

  2. #2 by shadowcrazy on June 10th, 2011 [ 325 Points ]

    Jason: Picture of the body!oh wait… Haha suckers. Dumb arse hackers. Enjoy no freedom. You have already been forgotten.  

    how can you remember someone you’ve never even met?

    lolwut.jpg

    like they said anonymous isn’t really a “group” it’s just random people who happen to share the same goal….point is EVERYONE is anonymous and EVERYONE can become anonymous if they choose.

    and if anonymity is gone you’ll just end up with a world full of lies because nobody speaks the hard and troublesome truth when their face can be shown for all to see.

    anonymity will never disappear and anonymous will never disappear and it’s foolish to think they’ll ever be truly gone.

    in the end it’s not like they’re killing human beings like common terrorists so I have no problem with them until they start taking away from the people.

  3. #3 by Eddie on June 10th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Just bc anonymous isn’t a monolithic group doesnt mean they work alone. They form groups…terrorist cells if you will. Obviously there are already counter measures in place that refute their anonymity. Bravo police of Spain.

  4. #4 by Oly on June 10th, 2011 [ 132130 Points ]

    Muchas Gracias Spain

  5. #5 by Pedro on June 10th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Oly: Muchas Gracias Spain  

    hahaha

    Yeah! It was about time, they can think whatever they want, but it’s impossible to remain anonymous forever. Eventually everyone makes a mistake and if you mess with governments and that kind of stuff people will hunt you and eventually find you.

    Very well done.

  6. #6 by Madagasca on June 10th, 2011 [ 6529 Points ]

    to be honest I don’t really care what these guys do anymore. the more attention we give them the more attention they seek.

    they obviously like being in the press. And if that’s the case – being in the spotlight comes with it’s baggage – and that is attention from the law.

  7. #7 by Jay on June 10th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    the only way to be truly anonymous is to not do or say anything, ever. Other than that, every time you do do something, you’re going to risk losing that anonymity, due to a mistake, or having your anonymity circumvented by other means.

    And mistakes are usually caused by either those who don’t know what they’re doing, or those who usually know what they are doing, but because of overconfidence in their abilities (or a false sense of security), they weren’t careful and slipped up. Eventually, that happens to everyone. That’s human nature.

  8. #8 by Captain_CHEETO on June 10th, 2011

    Everyday we hear news of hacked: accounts, government websites, bank scams …. this world is turning into a degitalized image of unknown possibilities. We consume billions of gigabytes everyday surfing and managing our digital life to a part where we can’t spend a single day without our computers and communication devices. In order to be a part of this new world image, we have to follow technology and update our information base to maintain our jobs and life style, or we will be passed by!

    I miss the days when all I did was playing soccer barefoot after school near my house ….
    back then I wouldn’t care if my PS3, PSP, NGP, (or whatever the hell it would have been named) got hacked!

  9. #9 by Markus on June 12th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    I find their response to be cliche and uninteresting… Get over yourselves.

  10. #10 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on June 12th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    I say strike war with all of anonymous and start tracking all these Fags. Like for real they think they are doing justice, they are cause more problems for us than themselves. This madness. The Hydra thing, well I say go for it more fags to land in jail eventually, some like to brag about things. One slips all will come down shortly.

  11. #11 by Pedro on June 12th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I’ve read an article the other day stating that, in the last year, a total of U$ 150 billion (or was it U$ 50… not sure) was stolen by hackers worldwide! That’s more than a lot of countries make!

  12. #12 by GeneticMania on June 12th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    Awwww you guys still butthurt over PSN going down? “Oh no, I can’t play (Insert game here) because PSN went down. I’m butthurt so I’m going to blame Anonymous because everyone else is.” You guys are extremely butthurt and if you don’t get over it, you’re going to become buttdevistated.

    Herp erp derp, this has been GeneticMania the site troll. If you have any complaints, pleases send them to DealWithItNerd@yahoo.com.

  13. #13 by Eddie on June 13th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    GeneticMania: Awwww you guys still butthurt over PSN going down?.  

    Why wouldn’t we be? How about the precedence that was set when 16 Sony sites have now been hacked, Epic Games, Bethesda, PSU website, an FBI affiliate, Prolexic, Lockheed Martin, PBS, Fox, MySQL and more just in the past month? I’ve had more rights violated by these hackers/script kiddies then from any company.

  14. #14 by myk26 on June 13th, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    Kinda of like terrorism, I don’t think this is capable of being contained. You just have to beat them back and then ignore them. Poking them with a stick just makes them stick their chests out.

    What Spain did was great and all, but I think this has good potential to do more harm for them then good.

  15. #15 by Markus on June 13th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    GeneticMania: Awwww you guys still butthurt over PSN going down? “Oh no, I can’t play (Insert game here) because PSN went down. I’m butthurt so I’m going to blame Anonymous because everyone else is.” You guys are extremely butthurt and if you don’t get over it, you’re going to become buttdevistated. Herp erp derp, this has been GeneticMania the site troll. If you have any complaints, pleases send them to DealWithItNerd@yahoo.com
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    More cliché.

    Please Mr. Troll. Try and be original. At least a little.

  16. #16 by GeneticMania on June 14th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    Markus:

    More cliché.

    Please Mr. Troll. Try and be original. At least a little.  

    ^

    >Implying I’m cliche
    >Implying I’m not original
    >Implying there is such a thing as original
    >Implying you don’t love it and want more
    >Implying Implications
    >Ps3 has no games
    >Thats the joke.jpg
    >Trololol

  17. #17 by Markus on June 14th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    You’re so bad at it though…

    Let me guess, that’s still the joke? Riiighhhttt…

  18. #18 by GeneticMania on June 14th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    Markus:

    You’re so bad at it though…

    Let me guess, that’s still the joke? Riiighhhttt…  

    ^

    Actually that is the joke, but you obviously didn’t get it becuase you were to busy being buttdevistated and taking this seriously. Why so serious? U mad bro?

  19. #19 by Markus on June 16th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    lol…


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