17-year-old charged with computer misuse in Spamhaus attack


by Jimmy Nicholls| 01 July 2014

Charges follow international police investigation into attack that slowed down the Internet.

A 17-year-old Londoner arrested shortly after what was described as the biggest cyber attack in history has been charged with computer misuse, fraud and money laundering.

The young man, who has not been named, was arrested in April 2013 following a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against anti-spam service Spamhaus.

The attacks, which peaked at 300 gigabits per second, led to a "worldwide disruption of internet exchanges", according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Officers seized electronic devices at the time of the defendant's arrest, which took place as part of an international police investigation into the attack.

The defendant was bailed to attend a hearing Camberwell Green Youth Court in London yesterday.

Source: Company Press Release

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