Latin American graffiti

Graham Cluley

In these days of one new malware-infected website being discovered every five seconds, it’s easy to forget that not all web hacking is done for financial gain.

This weekend, Spanish police arrested five teenagers suspected of hacking and defacing thousands of websites. Victims are said to have included government agencies in the USA, Latin America and Asia.

According to the Spanish authorities, the suspects – two of whom are just 16 years old – are members of the “D.O.M Team”, a prolific gang which has been blamed with planting messages on third party hacked websites.

The gang, most of whom originate from Latin America, are said to have been investigated following an attack earlier this year on a website belonging to political party Izquierda Unida in the aftermath of the Spanish general election…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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