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Four men arrested in Italy for Anonymous attacks on the Vatican

Hacktivists pinched in Operation Tango Down
Fri May 17 2013, 13:56

ITALIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS have arrested four men for suspected links to Anonymous attacks on entities including the Vatican.

The Anonymous flavoured assault on the Vatican happened on 22 March. Then a tweeted message from an account calling itself Anonymous Italy, of @OperationItaly, posted a link to a document that accused the Vatican of all manner of things, and added the announcement that the Vatican websites were down.

"Anonymous decided today to besiege your site in response to the doctrine, to the liturgies, to the absurd and anachronistic concepts that your for-profit organisation spreads around the world. This attack is not against the Christian religion or the faithful around the world but against the corrupt Roman Apostolic Church," it said in it's Pastebin statement.

"You have burned books of immense historical and literary value, you barbarously executed your fiercest detractors and critics over the centuries, have denied universally deemed valid or plausible theories, have led the unwary to pay to get access to paradise with the sale of indulgences...".

This was followed up by a second tweet, this one from the Your Anon News account.

According to news reports the General Public Prosecutor's Office in Rome announced the arrests, saying that they were the result of a concerted and coordinated attempt to track down the suspects.

The name of the operation was "Tango Down" according to the Russian News Agency RASPI. The four men are reported to be under house arrest.

Yesterday four Lulzsec members - Jake Davis, Mustafa al-Bassam, Ryan Cleary and Ryan Ackroyd - were sentenced for computer offences at Southwark Crown Court. µ


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