Greek Police Say Schoolboys Behind Hacking Attack

Published February 20, 2012 1:18PM (EST)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested an Athens schoolboy and identified two more suspected of a computer hacking attack on the Justice Ministry website this month.

A police statement says the three claim to be part of the international "Anonymous" activist collective, which has attacked computers in several countries.

Hackers posted a video and messages on the Justice Ministry website on 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, would be charged with illegally accessing computer networks.

By Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

Related Topics ------------------------------------------