In a report released by Spanish Authorities, they claim to have arrested three people over alleged involvement in the hack attacks made on Sony’s PlayStation Network. Soon however, they themselves were attacked by a hacker group known as Anonymous. The reports surfaced on the Wired Threat Level blog just recently giving details about the attacks on Spanish authorities which came just after the arrests made on three people said to be a part of hacker group which infiltrated the Sony PlayStation Network and obtained user data of more than 77 million user accounts.
A blog post made on Threat Level on Friday claimed that the Spanish authorities made an announcement over the arrest of three members belonging to the Anonymous hacker group for their involvement in the attacks on PlayStation Network, as well as on many other sites like Visa, PayPal and more which did not cater to the website WikiLeaks in 2010.
Initially, the statement released by the police claimed that the arrests were made because the hackers were involved in the main hack attack on PlayStation Network that took place in April. However later additions were made to the reports claiming that the group conducted attacks on many other Sony organizations.
The speculations made during the attacks and afterwards, held a hacker group known as LulzSec, responsible for the hacks. This group’s involvement with the Anonymous is not well known since no hacker voluntarily gives information about his real identity.
Information about the hackers arrested was not released by the police, though it has been said that the attacks were conducted from a server located in the house of one of the suspects in Northern Spain.
The hacker group Anonymous, even though earlier refused to be associated with any group or organization, has recently taken credits for many of the attacks related to WikiLeaks, but says that it has been wrongfully framed for the attacks on Sony’s PlayStation Network.
Threat Level on Monday stated the official website for the federal police of Spain was hacked by Anonymous, causing them to go offline for an hour. Anonymous professed blame for the attack, labeling it retaliation for the arrests made on Friday. The authorities are still looking into the attack on their website.