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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