Wednesday, May 18, 2016

First “Operation Payback” DDoS arrest made; Wikis denies involvement

The first arrest related to the 4chan group Anonymous’ take-down attempts on PayPal, Visa and MasterCard this week over Wikis controversy has taken place, with Dutch authorities reportedly taking a 16 yr old into custody. According to a press relse by the High Tech Crime Tm of the National Investigation in The Hague, the teen has confessed to his involvement in the DDoS attack, which attempted to bring down the payment platforms after they refused to process donations to Wikis.The Dutch National Prosecutor believes that the youth “is probably part of a larger group of s, to which the investigation continues.” His identity was apparently quickly discovered, and the High Tech tm moved to arrest him and seize his computer equipment.Mnwhile, Wikis has relsed a statement denying involvement with the DDoS “Operation Payback” attacks. “There has been no contact between any Wikis staffer and anyone at Anonymous” the statement rds, “Wikis has not received any prior notice of any of Anonymous’ actions.” According toWikis spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson, “We neither condemn nor applaud these attacks. We believe they are a reflection of public opinion on the actions of the targets.”

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