Anonymous Hacks Panda Labs Over Arrests

March 7, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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The logo of digital activist organization Anonymous Operations. (Courtesy of Anonymous Operations)

Hackers affiliated with Anonymous and the defunct Lulzsec group attacked the Panda Labs website for anti-malware products after several members of the collective were arrested on Tuesday.

The group said in a message on the hacked page, “yeah, yeah, we know” that Hector Xavier Monsegur, the leader of the LulzSec group, “snitched on us.”

“As usually happens, FBI menaced him to take his sons away. We understand, but we were your family, too,” the message said, adding, “To FBI and others … come at us bros we are waiting for you.”

The group alleged that Panda Labs helped police arrest other hackers last month.

Panda, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the hacked server “was used only for marketing campaigns and to host some of the company’s blogs.” Its main websites were not affected by the security breach, according to the company.

“Meanwhile we assure all our customers and partners that none of their information has been compromised and that our products and services continue functioning as normal,” it stated.