Spanish Police Arrest Three In Clampdown On Anonymous Attackers

Spanish police have arrested three individuals suspected of being part of the Anonymous hacking collective according to thinq_

Raids which were carried you yesterday, as part of an ongoing operation started last October, netted the un-named individuals as part of what the Wall Street Journal described as a 'global crackdown' on the increasingly active 'hacktivist' movement.

The international group made headlines recently when it was credited with bringing Sony's PlayStation Network to its knees for more than a month, although the group has repeatedly denied stealing credit card and other personal details from the gaming site.

Today's arrests follow a very public threat from NATO in which it promised to 'infiltrate' Anonymous and 'persecute' its members. The three alleged hackers are currenlty in custody.

The arrests follows similar operations in the USA, Holland and the UK.