Feeds

Spanish police cuff web defacement crew

Five teens are net's 'most prolific hackers'

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Spanish police have arrested five hackers said to be among the most prolific on the internet.

The suspects - all under 20, with two being just 16 - allegedly took down the website of Spanish political coalition Izquierda Unida (United Left) soon after the March general election. The five, alleged members of a defacement crew called the D.O.M. Team 2008, were arrested following police raids in the provinces of Barcelona, Burgos, Malaga and Valencia over the weekend, El Mundo reports.

The DOM team group has collectively claimed responsibility for attacks on 21,000 websites over the last two years including government websites in the US, Latin America and Asia. Other alleged targets include Spanish telephone operator Jazztel, an unnamed Venezuelan carrier and NASA. Most of the members of the group hail from Latin America.

El Mundo contacted the group following the attack on Izquierda Unida (an opposition political grouping mainly consisting of Greens and former Communists) back in March, just after the Spanish general election. The defacers denied accusations they were "delinquents", and claimed their actions were designed to expose website insecurities.

More from El Mundo here. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
If the spooks say they need it, they get it
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance
Gov't is too broke for that, Russian prez says
Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches
German service pays tribute to Lavabit
Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
Canadian teen accused of raiding tax computers using OpenSSL bug
One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work
Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
Call of Duty 'fragged using OpenSSL's Heartbleed exploit'
So it begins ... or maybe not, says one analyst
Arts and crafts store Michaels says 3 million credit cards exposed in breach
Meanwhile, Target investigators prepare for long process in nabbing hackers
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.