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Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested six more hackers belonging to the Anonymous collective who had been linked to attacks on the websites of state and private companies.
A report on The Hacker News on Wednesday quoted Public Prosecutor German Vasquez as saying the six hacked into government websites, including ones for the president and the education ministry.
Vasquez was also quoted as saying the suspects' ages ranged from 17 to 23.
The Hacker News report identified four of the six as:
- Milton Corniell David Jimenez (Zerohack)
- Juan Rafael Leonardo Acosta (Nmap)
- Cristian de la Rosa Jose de los Santos (Mot)
- Robert Reynoso Delgado (Frank-Ostia)
Authorities made the arrests last Sunday in Santiago, the report said.
But defense lawyer Carlos Guerrero denied the accusations and claimed the government has no evidence.
The defendants were accused of cyber terrorism, which the prosecution defined as a new form of threats and vulnerabilities in the Internet. — TJD, GMA News