(In)security update: Arrests in Sony hacking, plus Acer breach

Levi Sumagaysay writes:

Spain has arrested three people in connection with hacking Sony’s PlayStation Network. According to the Wall Street Journal, Spanish police say the three are members of hacker group Anonymous, which has recently claimed responsibility for various attacks on companies such as MasterCard and Visa, as well as Sony. (Although Anonymous has said it was not responsible for the theft of credit-card information of more than 100 million Sony customers. See Sony said, Anonymous said: No real answers yet in outage and data breach.) The New York Times reports today that according to police, the same computer server, found in one of the suspect’s homes, was used to attack the PSN online gaming store was also used to attack banks and various government websites, from Spain to Egypt to New Zealand. The three suspects, all 30-somethings from Spain, have been released but are facing charges including disruption of a computer system.

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