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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Anonymous Québec vows to boycott Montreal F1 Grand Prix

MONTREAL – The cyber-activist group Anonymous has vowed to disrupt Montreal’s Grand Prix race next week.

In support of protesters demonstrating against planned university tuition hikes, the group said it will wreak havoc with the Formula One event, which runs June 8-10 and is expected to attract as many as 300,000 spectators.

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Anonymous has promised to attack websites, attempt to disrupt the race by interfering with servers and “wreck anything F1-related” it finds on the Internet.

We highly suggest that you join the boycott of the F1 in Montreal, and we certainly recommend that you do not purchase any tickets or merchandise online,” the group said in a news release. “You have been warned.”

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