Spain Arrests DOM Team Hackers

The Spanish National Police have announced the arrest of five people suspected of hacking into or outright disabling thousands of Internet pages, some of them run by government agencies in the U.S., Latin America and Asia. The suspects belonged to one of the most active hacker groups on the Internet, known as the D.O.M Team, and their ages range from just 16 to 20. The group attacked some 21,000 Web pages over the last two years, police said in a statement, though did not identify which government Web sites the suspects are accused of tampering with.

The Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported in March that the group had infiltrated NASA's Web page, as well as the Venezuelan national telephone company's page and that of the Spanish telephone operator Jazztel, among others. However, a police spokeswoman could not confirm these reports.

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Oh sure. That's a great idea. That way, millions of script kiddies can aspire to p!ssing off site owners in the effort to get jobs. Reward jackasses with careers!

It one thing for the people who are doing the world some good it something different when they are just doing it for kick and to be a pain.

I mean if they are able to get in to the NASA computer system from there home page they could kill people.

(Alaemon said @ #1)
It one thing for the people who are doing the world some good it something different when they are just doing it for kick and to be a pain.

I mean if they are able to get in to the NASA computer system from there home page they could kill people.

NASA's mission control systems and other highly critical systems are not on the internet at all.. it's a closed network completely isolated from the outside running entirely on NASA equipment and dedicated encrypted channels... so hacking NASA's website doesnt mean they could take the shuttle down for example...