Police In Spain Arrest 3 Over PlayStation Network Hack

Posted Jun 10, 2011

The police in Spain announced today that they have arrested three suspected men for hacking the PlayStation Network. The National Police said that the three arrested people were part of the hacker group Anonymous. During the time of the hack, Anonymous denied responsibility for it.

One of the 31-year old Spanish men had a computer server in his apartment that the group used to attack the websites of Sony’s PlayStation gaming store. The same server was used to coordinate cyberattacks against the Spanish banks BBVA and Bankia.

The three men were charged with forming an illegal association to attack websites. Sony estimates that the damages will cost them $173 million in damages.