A 16-year-old suspected member of the Hungarian branch of hacker group Anonymous had been identified and questioned, National Police spokesperson László Garamvölgyi announced on Saturday. The teenager, from central Hungary’s Dunaújváros, and four others who were arrested later did not know each other but allegedly confessed to their actions. All have since been released.
Anonymous members hacked into the Constitutional Court of Hungary’s website in March, rewriting passages of the new Constitution with such suggestions as granting IT workers retirement and comfortable pension schemes at age 32, and turning 5 November into Guy Fawkes Day in honour of the British conspirator whose mask the group uses as an emblem.
The hacker group also made headlines in Hungary after announcing its operation codenamed OpOligarcha on Facebook on 28 August, in which it attacked the website of construction firm Közgép.
Anonymous accused Közgép, whose owners are linked to the governing Fidesz party, of participating in a new oligarchic system.
The identified members thought of their actions as “good fun”, Garamvölgyi said. They had coordinated using Internet Relay Chat. House searches had yielded computer technology and mobile communication data carriers