[ISN] German national cyber security centre attacked by hackers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:47:12 -0500 (CDT)

By Nicolas Zeitler
22 July 11

Just a few weeks after German authorities opened a national Cyber 
Defense Centre in Bonn, it was attacked by hackers and now officials are 
struggling to arrest all of those involved.

While security authorities reported they had arrested two members of the 
hacking group linked to the attacks, the group released a statement 
saying that only its leader was under arrest. A 23-year-old calling 
himself Darkhammer, leader of the so-called "n0n4m3 cr3w", was arrested 
on Sunday, the Office of Criminal Investigation in the state of 
Nordrhein-Westfalen reported.

The Federal Criminal Police office issued a press release saying that it 
had searched the apartment of a second suspect. Responding to that 
arrest and media reports regarding those taken into custody, the hacking 
group said: "Apparently none of the suspects is a member of the No Name 

Members of the No Name Crew had claimed responsibility for infiltrating 
computers of the federal police and the customs service. They were able 
to steal information from servers running the spy program Patras, and 
put it on their website. Patras is used by customs authorities, the 
federal police and police in the German states for tracking serious 
criminals. After the attacks were uncovered several federal and state 
authorities temporarily shut down their servers.


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