Italian and Swiss cops cuff 15 Anonymous suspects
Hacktivist suspects vanned – including 5 kids
Fifteen suspected members of Anonymous have been arrested following a joint Italian-Swiss police investigation, AFP reports.
Police reckon the group formed a cell that attacked the websites of the Italian government and prominent Italian companies, energy firms ENEL and ENI, as well as state broadcaster RAI. The group, reportedly led by a 26-year-old Italian living in Switzerland, were arrested and questioned prior to being released on bail pending further inquiries. Five of the suspects are juveniles, according to Swiss reports.
The arrests in Italy and Switzerland follow police actions in the UK, Spain, Turkey and the US. ®
Grammar Nazi alert.
It's ‘should have’ not ‘should of’.
‘Should of’ is mistakenly used in place of the spoken contraction should've.
"I program Microsoft FrontPage 2002"
Stop right there. Go straight to web quarantine, do not pass go and do not install any more software until you can spell CSS.
A bit of "knock and run" might be okay but some of the attacks have been sustained DDoS that will take down websites and even data centres without professional, round the clock support. You soon stop laughing if that ever happens to your sites.
As for highlighting security weaknesses the generally accepted procedure is to inform the owner directly and agree a time limit for fixing any problems. Not in the interests of hiding the problem but in an utilitarian to minimise any damage. Simply charging around willy nilly looking for exploits and bragging about them is only likely to increase government snooping, ie. reduce security, and lead to calls for heavier sentences.
"I program Microsoft FrontPage 2002. I have never seen the problems you mention, maybe this is more secure than what you use for your web sites?"
LOL, ROFL, hehehe, hahaha, harharhar!!1!
Thanks for the chuckles.