25 Alleged Anonymous Members Arrested
Interpol said in a statement Tuesday that 25 alleged members of the loose knit hacking collective called Anonymous have been arrested for their role in a coordinated cyber-attack on Colombia's defense ministry website, Chile's Endesa electricity company and other targets. From the AP article:
The international police agency said in a statement Tuesday that the arrests in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain were carried out by national law enforcement officers working under the support of Interpol's Latin American Working Group of Experts on Information Technology Crime.
Officers in Argentina, Colombia, and Spain worked together on "operation unmask" to seize 250 pieces of equipment in searches of 40 locations in 15 cities.
Wired News reports that the Interpol web site was down on Tuesday after a Denial of Service Attack spurred by a Spanish language twitter account. A Brazilian account associated with Anonymous claimed shortly after; "Interpol, you can't take Anonymous," the message read. "It's an idea."
On February 3 Anonymous attacked the FBI in the U.S., listening in on a phone call with Scotland Yard and publishing the discussion.