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Dutch police arrest teen over Wikileaks revenge attacks

Posted By admin On December 10, 2010 @ 5:45 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Declan McCullagh
CNET News [1]
Dec 10, 2010

Dutch authorities said on Thursday that they have arrested a 16-year-old hacker involved in the pro-Wikileaks attacks on the websites of MasterCard and PayPal.

The Dutch National Prosecutors Office said that the teenager, who was not named, was arrested by a high-tech crime team on Wednesday night.

The arrest comes after a group known as Anonymous — the online collective engaged in a global cyber-war with the pro-copyright industry — organised attacks on websites [2] of companies that have distanced themselves from Wikileaks [3]. Distributed denial-of-service attacks enlist thousands of computers, all making simultaneous connections, in hopes of overwhelming a target.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Dutch police arrest suspected pro-WikiLeaks hacker [4] on CNET News.

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[1] CNET News: http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security/2010/12/10/dutch-police-arrest-teen-over-wikileaks-revenge-attacks-40091123/

[2] organised attacks on websites: http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security/2010/12/08/mastercard-sites-down-anonymous-claims-responsibility-40091101/

[3] distanced themselves from Wikileaks: http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security/2010/12/09/war-of-web-continues-over-wikileaks-saga-40091108/

[4] Dutch police arrest suspected pro-WikiLeaks hacker: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20025215-281.html

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