Schoolboys Behind Greek Hack

Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 06:02 PM gHale


While the latest news seems to focus on nation states hacking into manufacturing plants, or banks or hospitals and stealing information or harming processes, but sometimes it is just some kids breaking in from a local computer.

That is what happened in Greece when police said they arrested an Athens schoolboy and identified two more suspected of a computer hacking attack on the Justice Ministry website this month.

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The three did not break into an industrial control system, but the thinking is they had to tools ad they could have. That goes to show manufacturers have to remain vigilant in keeping up with defensive measures to ensure their plant remains operating and not falling victim to hackers of any sort.

The three claim to be part of the international “Anonymous” activist collective, which has attacked computers in several countries, police said.

Hackers posted a video and messages on the Justice Ministry website Feb. 3 protesting the Greek government’s signing of a global copyright treaty and its handling of the financial crisis.

Police said Monday the detained youth, who is 18, and the others, aged 17 and 16, faces charges of illegally accessing computer networks.



One Response to “Schoolboys Behind Greek Hack”

  1. Greek police state schoolboys behind hacking…

    The boy is believe to be connected to the hacking group Anonymous. Picture: AFP Source: Supplied GREEK police state they have arrested an Athens schoolboy and identified two more suspected of a computer hacking attack on the Justice Ministry website …


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