World Nation News reports that a member of Kelvin Security has been arrested.
National Police agents have arrested a man for his alleged connection to the Kelvin Security hacktivist group.
The police operation, carried out by agents from the General Information Commission (CGI), has the collaboration of the Alicante Provincial Information Brigade and is coordinated by the Alicante Prosecutor’s Office.
According to the news story, an investigation into the group’s recent attack on an energy company enabled investigators to identify the person who has been arrested. He was not named, but was described as being a citizen of Venezuela who was the main person responsible for money laundering for the group through cryptocurrency exchanges.
During the arrest, the prisoner’s house was searched, where many effects and technical support were seized. He was placed at the disposal of the head of the Court of Instruction number Seven of Alicante in the duty of guard, which ordered his entry into prison.
Read more at World Nation News.
DataBreaches reached out to Kelvin Security via their Telegram channel to request a response but received no reply.
Statement from the National Police that appears on Telegram:
POLICÍA NACIONAL.- Detenido en Alicante el líder del aparato financiero de uno de los grupos hacktivistas más importantes del mundo. El detenido está vinculado a la organización hacktivista Kelvin Security, que ha realizado más de 300 ataques de alto nivel contra sectores estratégicos de más de 90 países en los últimos 3 años. Los objetivos principales del grupo son las infraestructuras críticas y las instituciones gubernamentales, habiendo atacado en España a los Ayuntamientos de Getafe (Madrid), Camas (Sevilla), La Haba (Badajoz) y al Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha. Se dedican a explotar vulnerabilidades de entidades estratégicas para, una vez producida la intrusión, obtener credenciales de acceso y extraer información confidencial que posteriormente venden, a través de foros criminales de la Dark Web. NOTA DE PRENSA + VÍDEO
Yandex translation of above:
The leader of the financial apparatus of one of the most important hacktivist groups in the world has been arrested in Alicante. The detainee is linked to the hacktivist organization Kelvin Security, which has carried out more than 300 high-level attacks against strategic sectors of more than 90 countries in the last 3 years. The main objectives of the group are critical infrastructures and government institutions, having attacked in Spain the Municipalities of Getafe (Madrid), Camas (Seville), La Haba (Badajoz) and the Government of Castilla-La Mancha. They are dedicated to exploiting vulnerabilities of strategic entities in order, once the intrusion has occurred, to obtain access credentials and extract confidential information that they subsequently sell, through criminal forums on the Dark Web.