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Italian Anonymous Hacker Cell Arrested 84

Posted by timothy
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jojo_it writes "Three hackers, part of Anonymous Hacker Group, have been identified and arrested after an Italian-Swiss investigation. The cell performed several attacks against Italian government websites and 'relevant Italian companies.'"
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Italian Anonymous Hacker Cell Arrested

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  • Once caught, you are no longer in Anonymous.
    Identified =/= Anonymous

    • by MrEricSir (398214)

      In death, a member of Project Mayhem has a name. His name is Robert Paulson.

    • Ten bucks says they arrested more innocent people who ran an IRC server or something.

      • by DRJlaw (946416)

        Ten bucks says they arrested more innocent people who ran an IRC server or something.

        Accessories to crimes are not innocent people.

        • So if some bikers meet in a bar and discuss how they're going to kill someone, and then they go and do it, the owners and managers of the bar are guilty?

          • So if some bikers meet in a bar and discuss how they're going to kill someone, and then they go and do it, the owners and managers of the bar are guilty?

            Only if they're running an IRC server!

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            ....and before one of you idiots marks me as a troll again: </sarcasm>

  • "Hacker Cell" (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    As in an implied terrorist cell

    Anonymous is just a bunch kids who hang out on IRC and exercise their social conscious in a slightly unconventional manner. The only reason anybody in a position of authority gives a fuck is because they seem to be rather good at highlighting how much the status quo consists of governments indentured to abusive corporate interests.

    So I'm guessing protest hacking is now a terrorism on a par with suicide bombers.

    • by smelch (1988698)
      Oh just shut up already. You get blasted if you call Anonymous one group, you get blasted if you refer to different independent groups (which we would call cells) because terrorists have been referred to as cells. There's just no pleasing people.
    • by tunapez (1161697)

      So I'm guessing protest hacking is now a terrorism on a par with suicide bombers.

      Don't you see???? These evil-doers are much more terrifying! They did not cost the Mega Corps mere human lives, they inflicted the most vile, immoral crime of all: LOSSES$$$$$

    • I find it hilarious that we basically said the same thing and I got modded "troll" lol
  • his nickname was his last name "Frey"
  • by erroneus (253617) on Tuesday July 05, 2011 @01:26PM (#36663874) Homepage

    Once again, I always thought it was too obvious to even talk about it because I presumed Anonymous participants (I hesitate to say "member") were smart enough not to hack on things within their own country. So like, if you were in the US, don't go hacking on US servers... (additionally, don't hack from a country with an extradition treaty.) So Italians were caught hacking on Italian servers... brilliant. I never thought anyone would be that stupid.

  • A hacker "cell" (Score:4, Interesting)

    by ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) on Tuesday July 05, 2011 @04:49PM (#36666132)

    So when bin Laden is gone, the authorities are equating script kiddies with terrorist, and refer to their hideout as their "cell".

    • by krizoitz (1856864)
      Um, no, "cell" refers to a group of people not their physical location. And whether or not they are 'script kiddies" they have been engaging in serious illegal activity in multiple countries affecting the privacy of thousands if not millions of people, so yeah I think the authorities are justified in treating them as significant and referring to them as such.
    • by exomondo (1725132)

      So when bin Laden is gone, the authorities are equating script kiddies with terrorist, and refer to their hideout as their "cell".

      You aren't aware words have multiple meanings? In this instance 'cell' is used in the same way it is used to describe 'terrorist cells', as a a small group acting as a unit...nowhere did i see anyone referring to the 'hideout' of such people as a 'cell' so i'm not sure where you're getting that from.

  • Looks like "Antisec" is shaking in their boots now that their great leaders (read: Lulzsec) abandoned them.
  • the loose collective has cells and is organized ? these people don't know anything but scapegoats do they ?

The bogosity meter just pegged.

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