UK Schoolboy Arrested for Pwning World in Massive Global Hack Campaign

By Gary Cutlack on at

A 16-year-old from the UK has been arrested for playing a part in one of the world's largest DDoS attacks, with the teen also suspected of having "significant sums" of money flowing through his bank account.

The kid from south-west London was apparently caught while still logged into "various virtual systems and forums" that are supposedly linked to the series of attacks on anti-spam email coordinator Spamhaus, which was said to have noticeably slowed internet use for some earlier this year.

The teenager was arrested in April by the National Cyber Crime Unit, and is apparently out on bail at the moment. [Metro]

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