Young Hackers Arrested For Hacking Government Sites

May 18, 2008

Five young computer hackers who allegedly disabled Internet pages run by government agencies in the U.S., Latin America and Asia were arrested this past wek by Spanish National Police in Barcelona, Burgos, Malaga and Valencia. The suspects have been described as belonging to one of the most active hacker groups on the Internet. Two of the suspects are only 16 years old, while the others are 19 or 20. The hacker group calls itself D.O.M Team, and it uses techniques to infiltrate sites and insert a page of its own. A Google search turns up several hits with pages that fit that description.

The Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, reported in March that the group had infiltrated NASA’s Web page, but a police official could not confirm this. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department rules. The group also hacked the Venezuelan national telephone company’s page, and that of the Spanish telephone operator Jazztel, among others, according to the newspaper.

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