Connect to share and comment
The hackers are suspected of defacing a Greek justice ministry website.
Greek police identified four people who are suspected of defacing government and bank websites, Athens News reported today. Internet-hacking group Anonymous previously claimed responsibility for the attacks. But the Greek police said that the four suspects are members of another group called the Greek Hacking Scene.
More from GlobalPost: Has Israel's regional isolation helped protect its economy?
Two of the suspects identified by police are teenagers, ages 14 and 15, while the other two are 24 and 28, Athens News said. They are suspected of vandalizing the websites of the ministry of justice, Proton Bank, Piraeus Bank, the Bank of Greece and the Athens Urban Transport Organization. So far, the 14-year-old suspect has claimed responsbility for the attack on the Greek justice ministry website, according to police.
In the justice ministry website attack, the vandals posted "We are Anonymous" logos on the page, according to a screen grab. The hackers also wrote on the page that Greek Hacking Scene members were being unfairly targeted by Greek police, Athens News reported in February. "This was done by the Anonymous and not by the GHS kids," the statement said. But the police think that the Greek Hacking Scene is connected to the Anonymous network.
Anonymous has continued to be active worldwide. GlobalPost reported Thursday that the group hacked into the website of Monsanto, the world's largest seed company. And 25 suspected Anonymous hackers in Europe and South America were arrested Wednesday, CNN reported.
Members of Greece's electronic crimes squad have been monitoring the latest hacking suspects for the past three months, Athens News reported.