Turkey Detains 32 Anonymous Hackers

Kara Reeder

According to CNET News, Turkey has detained 32 individuals associated with the hacker group known as Anonymous. The arrests follow Spain's announcement that it has arrested three suspected members of the group.


Turkey's arrests come after Anonymous launched a successful DDoS attack against the Turkish government in protest of Internet censorship, Telegraph.co.uk reports. Financial Times quotes Anonymous' reasoning behind the attacks:

Over the last few years, we have seen how the Turkish government has tightened its grip on the Internet ... Accessing and participating in the free flow of information is a basic human right. Anonymous will not stand by while the Turkish government violates this right.

Anonymous has been busy fighting what it sees as injustices, targeting India's National Informatics Center, MasterCard, PostFinance and PayPal. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has executed more than 40 search warrants in connection with the attacks. UK police arrested five people for allegedly participating in the attacks.

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