Update: Canadian police arrest suspect in major Web attacks

    Date 19 Apr 2000
    Category Network Security
    3573
    Posted By Anthony Pell
    Canadian police today said an arrest has been made in connection with a number of debilitating attacks on some of the Internet's most popular Web sites earlier this year. A 15-year-old boy known online as "Mafiaboy" has been accused of . . .
    Canadian police today said an arrest has been made in connection with a number of debilitating attacks on some of the Internet's most popular Web sites earlier this year. A 15-year-old boy known online as "Mafiaboy" has been accused of launching the attacks that began last February. Canadian officials would not name the boy, because Canadian law prevents releasing the names of juvenile suspects. Mafiaboy stated several times that he was responsible for the assaults on major Web sites in Internet chat rooms after the attacks, according to police.

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