Spanish authorities over the weekend busted a group of young hackers
accused of targeting a number of U.S. and foreign government websites.
Five hackers -- known as the D.O.M Team and ranging in age from 16 to 20
-- were charged with compromising roughly 21,000 web pages over two
years, according to published reports. Targets included Asian, Latin
American and U.S. government agencies, but a statement from the
National Police agency in Spain did not specify which ones.
A Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, reported in March that one
of the U.S. targets was NASA. A spokesman for the space agency did not
return a call by SCMagazineUS.com seeking comment.
The paper also reported that the hacker team was responsible for
intrusions into the website for Venezuela's telephone operator.
group apparently broke into websites to prove the sites are vulnerable to
attack and were not out to cause financial harm
The suspects were arrested in Barcelona, Burgos, Malaga and Valencia.
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Team of Spanish hackers arrested
By Dan Kaplan on May 20, 2008 8:32AM