Turkey Nabs 32 Hacking Suspects
Turkish police on Monday arrested 32 people suspected of taking part in Anonymous-sponsored attacks upon government websites, continuing an international dragnet that netted three arrests in Spain Friday.
The suspects were arrested in 12 Turkish cities, according to numerous English-language news reports quoting Anatolian, the official government news service.
The arrests follow Anonymous' June 9 attack on Turkey's Telecommunications Communication Presidency website, part of "Operation Turkey," the hacktivist group's online protest against what it feels is a long Turkish history of Internet censorship.
The arrests of Anonymous suspects in Turkey came three days after Spanish cops busted three Anonymous members believed to be behind attacks against Spain's Central Electoral Board, Sony's PlayStation Store website and government websites in Egypt, Colombia, Chile, Algeria and Iran.
It will be interesting to see how the shadowy hacktivist group responds to this latest wave of arrests.
Retaliation for the arrest of the Spanish members came swiftly: yesterday (June 12), BBC News reported that the Spanish police website, www.policia.es, was taken offline by Anonymous as part of its new campaign, #OpPolicia.