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Spain Arrests 3 Allegedly Linked to Hacking Sony PlayStation Sites

National Police said in a statement that the three are Spaniards ages 30 to 32, The New York Times and Associated Press report. Police said a computer server in the home of one of the suspects, in the port city of Gijon, was used to hack two major Spanish banks, an Italian energy company and the governments of Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand. Police said it was also used in the attack on the websites of the PlayStation online gaming store. The investigation was launched in October after hackers swamped the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s website to protest tough legislation aimed at illegal downloads, The New York Times reports. Although police linked the group to the PlayStation attacks, it was not clear whether other groups might have also been involved in breaching about a dozen Sony sites worldwide.

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