Several suspected members of the Anonymous hacking group have proven to be anything but anonymous. National law enforcement officers in Europe and South America unmasked and arrested 25 individuals they believe are associated with the hacking group and who were living in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Spain, Interpol said, according to an AP report. The suspected hackers stand accused of planning coordinated cyber attacks against several institutions, including Columbia's defense ministry.
The Anonymous organization garnered a ton of media attention last year after it went on a hacking spree targeting businesses and agencies around the world, each of which had done humanity wrong in some way, shape. or form in the eyes of those coordinating the attacks. Some arrests have been made up to this point, but authorities have yet to take down the organization.
The most recent arrests follow an investigation that only began a couple of weeks ago, but has already begun paying dividends, including the seizure of 250 pieces of IT equipment and mobile phones in searches of more than three dozen specific locations in 15 cities.