16-Year-Old Teenager has been arrested over his alleged involvement in the World's biggest DDoS attacks against the Dutch anti-spam group Spamhaus.
The 16-year-old was detained by detectives at his home in south-west London after “significant sums of money” were found to be “flowing through his bank account”. He was also logged on to what officials say were “various virtual systems and forums” & had his computers and mobiles seized as officers worked through the night to secure potential evidence.
The March 20 attack on Spamhaus has been dubbed as the “biggest cyber attack in the history of the Internet” which saw server of the Dutch anti-spam organization being bombarded with traffic in tune of 300 billion bits per second (300Gbps).
A DDoS attack takes place when hackers use an army of infected computers to send traffic to a server, causing a shutdown in the process.
It's unclear what role the teenager played in the massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The boy has been released on bail until later this year. A 35-year-old Dutchman was detained and his computers, data carriers and mobile phones were seized, local media speculates that the person is none other than CyberBunker spokesman Sven Olaf Kamphuis.