More Anonymous arrests made in Turkey

A few days after people who are allegedly part of the hacker group Anonymous were arrested in Spain, even more arrests were made in Turkey in relation to that same group. Security Week reports that 32 people have been detained after police in Turkey conducted raids in 12 cities, according to the state run news agency.

According to the report, Anonymous had "recently targeted Web sites of the country's telecommunications watchdog, the prime minister's office and parliament as a protest to Turkey's plans to introduce Internet filters." These actions have come after three suspect who are also believed to be part of Anonymous were arrested on Friday by Spain's National Police. Security Week's story claims that after Friday's arrests in Spain "the group responded on Saturday with a DDoS attack against the Spanish National Police Web site."

The group has also officially downplayed the arrests in Spain, saying that while the police there claim that they have taken out the leaders of the group in that country, Anonymous states, "There are no leaders of Anonymous. Anonymous is not based on personal distinction."

The Anonymous group has admitted to launching a denial of service attack earlier this year against Sony. Sony has claimed it has also found evidence that members of Anonymous were the cause of the cyber attack last April that led to the month long shut down of Sony's Playstation Network online service. Officially, Anonymous has stated it has had nothing to do with the Playstation Network cyber attacks.

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While there's no way they'd get all of them, if it's enough to make them crap their pants and go further under ground, fine by me. People love to say crap like "for every one brought down, ten more fill the place", but this is pure ignorance spewed by people who can't remember the past and the fact that nine times out of ten, for every ten brought down, one far more difficult to use replacement pops up.

Locked down membership-only torrent sites are a shadow of the beginning of the torrent piracy era. Napster was 50x easier (and less infested) than the crap most people use today. It's all a joke. It's still widespread, but it's like the kiddies don't realize how much more work it takes because they've already done it.

Dinggus said,
What about Lulz Sec? Seems like they caused more damage?

And they're as stupid and messy as Anonymous. No one online hides their tracks. They THINK they do. But they can't. There's always some kind of trail, be it via mistakes, or simply via lack of knowledge. These people aren't the Matrix. They're humans. Humans make massive mistakes. And these tools think they're unstoppable. Well, I would love to be a fly on the wall when individual people get raided and cry for their mothers.

My guess is that Anonymous is a group of people that don't know each other but just want to be in it to cause problems. Some people just want to be bad guys and there are plenty of them in this world.
They think they are invincible. When someone says they are going to do something the rest jumps in because they think they will not get caught. It's the excitement and thrill they get out of mischief.

It's likely those being arrested weren't using the appropriate measures to stay hidden. Also PSN went down THIS april and Anon said they did attack sony initially but then stopped whilst a split off group led by 'Ryan' took down PSN

zikalify said,
It's likely those being arrested weren't using the appropriate measures to stay hidden. Also PSN went down THIS april and Anon said they did attack sony initially but then stopped whilst a split off group led by 'Ryan' took down PSN

I think most people knew it was a split of group from them that did it.. but its still there fault and many upset PS3 users like my self think they should all get jail time for it.

zikalify said,
It's likely those being arrested weren't using the appropriate measures to stay hidden. Also PSN went down THIS april and Anon said they did attack sony initially but then stopped whilst a split off group led by 'Ryan' took down PSN

and by taking down you mean how they stole data of millions of customers?

zikalify said,
It's likely those being arrested weren't using the appropriate measures to stay hidden. Also PSN went down THIS april and Anon said they did attack sony initially but then stopped whilst a split off group led by 'Ryan' took down PSN

Source please ? I want to read more on this story.

zikalify said,
It's likely those being arrested weren't using the appropriate measures to stay hidden. Also PSN went down THIS april and Anon said they did attack sony initially but then stopped whilst a split off group led by 'Ryan' took down PSN

So if the KKK beat a black guy, but stop after a day or so. Then their members continue to still beat on him, while someone from the KKK ( who we will assume for this analogy have no real leaders ) say, no we aren't doing it anymore. Umm, how is that still not them doing it? If they have no leader, they have no one who can officially say it wasn't them. But if the people still doing the beating were or are apart of the original group, seems like its them, just continuing what they were originally doing.
People really seem to be trying to just ignore facts because of some unknown reason.... If you're kids are misbehaving, it's your fault.

windows95isg8 said,

I think most people knew it was a split of group from them that did it.. but its still there fault and many upset PS3 users like my self think they should all get jail time for it.

Hell yeah. As far as I can tell they're the ones who took my data and plastered it all over the net, so they're the ones to blame for any problems I have in the future. I intend to hold them accountable for the credit report they owe me too as soon as they find one of them in America.

shakey said,

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Just saying... it took me a couple re-reads to understand what you were trying to say. But okay, I get it

shakey said,

So if the KKK beat a black guy, but stop after a day or so. Then their members continue to still beat on him, while someone from the KKK ( who we will assume for this analogy have no real leaders ) say, no we aren't doing it anymore. Umm, how is that still not them doing it? If they have no leader, they have no one who can officially say it wasn't them. But if the people still doing the beating were or are apart of the original group, seems like its them, just continuing what they were originally doing.
People really seem to be trying to just ignore facts because of some unknown reason.... If you're kids are misbehaving, it's your fault.

Anonymous (not the split off) did NOT steal data. They took psn offline only. The break off took the data and sony kept psn off themselves... http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...dont-steal-credit-cards.ars
http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...test-ps3-hacker-lawsuit.ars

Good news, god they really are all over the place.. as said by 'presence06' though sadly I don't think this will stop them, only more will come ford and join or the group will do more hacks in retaliation

windows95isg8 said,
Good news, god they really are all over the place.. as said by 'presence06' though sadly I don't think this will stop them, only more will come ford and join or the group will do more hacks in retaliation

dont forget most of anonymous are nolifer kids who are afraid of RL. Dont think they'll like the risk of getting jailed and taken by big bubba.

Xerax said,
Good. About time all this stopped.

Do you honestly think that this will stop them? A few people get arrested or detained, they'll be replaced by others soon.

Anon won't fall just simply because a few arrests were made.

randomevent said,

I doubt it'll stop at 'a few.'

You're right! They must be killed, to serve as example to the other future stupid hackers that fight for no reason.

Xerax said,
Good. About time all this stopped.

I'm all for bringing down the idiots who have been attacking Sony and other companies. However, these guys are enemies of Turkey, and any enemy of a fundamentalist Islamic state is a friend of the world.

presence06 said,

Do you honestly think that this will stop them? A few people get arrested or detained, they'll be replaced by others soon.

Anon won't fall just simply because a few arrests were made.

If it doesn't stop them it should make them think more clearly. If anything their smugness should be cut down a bit as they realize that they are not so anonymous. If anything they should stop members from mouthing off about their activities because they attract too much attention when they make statements that purport to making some Government or other entity pay!

Skwerl said,

I'm all for bringing down the idiots who have been attacking Sony and other companies. However, these guys are enemies of Turkey, and any enemy of a fundamentalist Islamic state is a friend of the world.

Ignorant statements like these are impressive, not only it show tremendous prejudice, it shows how much ignorant you are. Turkey is not a fundamentalist islamic state. It is a secular democracy. You should research before stating idiocy like this. Read a bit more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La%C3%AFcit%C3%A9#Turkey

Aghares said,

You're right! They must be killed, to serve as example to the other future stupid hackers that fight for no reason.

People such as yourself should be removed from the gene pool for thinking that something you don't agree with - a persons' opinion on something - should be rewarded with death by firing squad! FOL for sure ...

Skwerl said,

I'm all for bringing down the idiots who have been attacking Sony and other companies. However, these guys are enemies of Turkey, and any enemy of a fundamentalist Islamic state is a friend of the world.

You should not be allowed to talk.

Looks like the ones busted in spain ratted on the others, my guess amnesty or some other sort of plea bargain

Xerino said,
Looks like the ones busted in spain ratted on the others, my guess amnesty or some other sort of plea bargain

I guess people would turn on each other to save their own ass especially if they dont really know the other persoon who is anonymous.

Xerino said,
Looks like the ones busted in spain ratted on the others, my guess amnesty or some other sort of plea bargain

kinda defies their stance on their organization tho... if they are anonymous, and have no leader, how do they know who everyone else is?