Is this actually hacking, or is this a leak?
The headline says "hack" but the article says they were sent documents...
Hacktivists have posted "secret documents" stolen from an Italian cybercrime unit. The documents – 8GB of files – were extracted from a system maintained by the Centro Nazionale Anticrimine Informatico per la Protezione delle Infrastrutture Critiche (CNAIPIC), the organisation charged with guarding the country's critical IT …
This was a dumb thing for Anonymous to do. I've worked in Italy. Historically, their government is known for "broadly" interpreting the law in their favor, including search warrants.
Expect Italy to passionately step up their search for Anonymous members. Expect the people at CNAIPIC to make Anonymous their top priority.
... like "CapCom", "PATRIOT Act" and so on? The Italians were doing it first.
The Italians make abbreviations and acronyms out of *everything*. Nobody uses the full name; in some cases, many don't even realise a name *is* an acronym or abbreviation. ("Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino", anyone?)
Government and other institutions often take a similar approach, so an ex-pat moving to Italy has to navigate and decipher an alphabet soup of initialisms, acronyms and the like, just to get by.