Anonymous arrested? Six nabbed for cyber attacks on Quebec websites


MONTREAL QC — Six people have been arrested amid a rash of cyber-attacks launched by the activist group Anonymous against Quebec government websites.

The arrests were made in different Quebec cities in an operation that involved five police forces — the RCMP, the Sureté du Quebec and three municipal forces.

Those arrested faced a variety of charges Tuesday, including mischief, conspiracy and unlawful use of a computer. Three of them were minors. The arrests took place in Rimouski, Sherbrooke, Forestville, Montreal and Longueuil, Que.

Police offered no other clues about the case, other than to say the attacks were on “public” and “para-public” websites. They said they did not want to jeopardize their ongoing case by sharing details, such as whether those arrested operated under the “Anonymous” name.

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