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Cyber #hackers target #Spain’s top #court as Catalonia’s #leader is #threatened with 30 years in prison if he declares #independence

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Cyber #hackers target #Spain’s top #court as Catalonia’s #leader is #threatened with 30 years in prison if he declares #independence

Spain’s most senior court fell victim to a massive cyber attack as hackers launched an “Operation Free Catalonia” campaign.

The country’s constitutional court said unknown hackers had accessed its computer systems on Friday.

The Spanish National Security Department said the hack was part of a recent campaign to flood government websites with slogans in support of independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia.

Social media groups linked to cyber hacking group Anonymous said they would roll out action as part of “Operation Free Catalonia”.

Meanwhile, Spanish attorney general José Manuel Maza is reportedly preparing to have Carles Puigdemont – president of Catalonia and figurehead of the independence movement – arrested for rebellion.

El Pais reported Puigdemont faces a charge of sedition, punishable by up to 30 years in prison, if he formally declares independence or tries to change the Spanish constitution.

It comes after the regional leaders of Catalonia – including Barcelona – held an independence referendum earlier this month on whether to break away from the rest of Spain.

The separatists claimed victory with a majority of more than 2million votes, but the ballot was declared illegal by the government in Madrid .

There were allegations of police brutality as officers used force to break up pro-independence rallies and close polling stations.

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday said he would curb the powers of the parliament of Catalonia, sack its government and call an election within six months in a bid to thwart the independence movement.

It came after Puigdemont failed to meet a deadline to withdraw the threat of a declaration of independence, instead accusing Madrid of refusing to negotiate.

“If the government continues to impede dialogue and continues with the repression, the Catalan parliament could proceed, if it is considered opportune, to vote on a formal declaration of independence,” Puigdemont said in a letter to the Prime Minister.

He also said after the referendum: “At this historic moment… I call for the right for Catalonia to independent and form a republic.”

The Prime Minister responded in parliament on Wednesday: “It’s not that difficult to reply to the question: has Catalonia declared independence?

“Because if it has, the government is obliged to act in one way, and if it has not, we can talk here.”

The measures to curb Catalonia’s autonomy and hold fresh elections must now be approved by Spain’s upper house, the Senate, where a vote is scheduled for October 27.

King Felipe used a prize-giving ceremony in the north-western region of Asturias to indicate support for the government.

The king, normally a ceremonial figure, said: “Catalonia is and will remain an essential part. Spain needs to face up to an unacceptable secession attempt on its national territory, which it will resolve through its legitimate democratic institutions.”

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Florida officer gets 5 years for driver license theft scheme

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MIAMI A former Florida police officer has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in an identity theft scheme that involved a confidential law enforcement driver license database. Court documents show 38-year-old Raul Castellon of the Hialeah Police Department was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in…

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Mum left school at 15, and after a few years of modelling and…….

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Leader of Russian ‘Humpty Dumpty’ hackers sentenced to two years in prison

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A court in Moscow sentenced Vladimir Anikeev to two years in prison on Thursday for leaking the hacked correspondence of senior Kremlin officials and members of the Russian elite. Mr Anikeev had earlier pled guilty to being the ringleader of the shadowy online collective Shaltai-Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty, in a…

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Father of 3 bags 3 years in prison for $3650 online romance scam

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Okechukwu Brown, a father of three, was on Monday in Lagos sentenced to three years imprisonment for defrauding an American of 3,650 dollars in an online romance scam. Justice Josephine Oyefeso …

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Ex-employee faces 7 years in prison after hacking into security firm and deleting client data

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A US man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison after being found guilty of an audacious hacking scheme in which he used a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to covertly delete a slew of sensitive computer files belonging to his former security company employer. After resigning from Florida-based…

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If Lawmakers Get Their Way, Teens’ Sexting Could Land Them Behind Bars for 15 Years

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ A bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month could harshly penalize adolescents for their high-tech flirting and sexual experimentation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill …

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Texan Gets 16 Years for Distributing Child Porn

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Federal law enforcement authorities continue to crack down on internet sex predators, sentencing a second west Texas man to prison on child porn charges in less than one week. Thirty-five year …

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Filipino National Gets 5 Years for ATM Hacking Scheme

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Filipino National Gets 5 Years for ATM Hacking Scheme

A Filipino national has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for orchestrating a scheme that used hacked credit and debit card information to steal millions of dollars. A federal judge in Newark sentenced Angelo Virtucio to 63 months on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to one count…

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Men get 5 years in $1M phony tax return scheme

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Men get 5 years in $1M phony tax return scheme

Two New York men will spend more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to an identity theft scheme. Jhan Luis Mejia Marcelino, 27, and Odanys Orlando Rojas, known as “El Fuerte,” 39, both of the Bronx, N.Y., were sentenced Thursday to 61 months each for their roles in…

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