Spanish police have arrested three men suspected to be members of the hacker group "Anonymous" on Friday, charging them with organizing cyber attacks against the websites of Sony Corp, banks and governments. Despite that, they weren't responsible for the recent massive 1 month downtime of Sony's PlayStation Network that compromised 100 million user's data.
The three alleged "hacktivists" helped organize an attack that temporarily disabled access to Sony's websites.
The men also were charged for launching attacks on Spanish banks BBVA and Bankia, and Italian energy group Enel SpA.
Spanish police said the accused, all in their 30's and Spanish, were arrested in Almeria, Barcelona and Alicante, and were guilty of coordinated computer hacking attacks from a server set up in a house in Gijon in the north of Spain.
The police did not rule out further arrests while Sony PlayStation spokesman Dan Race declined to comment on the arrests on Friday.