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25 Anonymous Hackers Busted in 4 Countries: Cops

Interpol targets group's Latin American operations
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2012 1:13 AM CST
Updated Feb 29, 2012 2:35 AM CST
25 Anonymous Hackers Busted in 4 Countries: Cops
People in Anonymous Guy Fawkes masks protest at a film festival in Spain.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Some 25 suspected members of the Anonymous hacking collective have been arrested in Europe and South America, according to Interpol. The international police agency says 250 items of IT equipment were seized in raids in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Spain, the BBC reports. The suspects—including "Pacotron," the alleged chief of Anonymous operations in Spain and Latin America—are accused of planning attacks against targets including Colombia's defense ministry and Chile's national library. (Read more Latin America stories.)

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