Arrest made over major DDoS attack

Suspect held in Spain over largest ever DDoS attack

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Arrest made over major DDoS attack The entrance to the CyberBunker hosting service's data centre in the Netherlands. CyberBunker was thought to have been involved in the attacks on Spamhaus after being added to Spamhaus' list of spammers.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 28, 2013

Police in Spain have arrested a suspect as part of the investigation into one of the largest ever DDoS attacks.

The cyber attack, which took place at the end of March, was targeted against anti-spam mailer organisation Spamhaus, and caused disruption to internet exchanges in Europe and other services.

The 35-year old suspected, identified by police only as SK was arrested in Barcelona on Thursday. He is thought to be Sven Kamphuis, the owner and manager of Dutch hosting firm CyberBunker, which was believed to be one of the initiators of the attacks.

A prosecution statement said that the man is suspected of ‘unprecedentedly serious attacks on the non-profit organisation Spamhaus".

The suspect is expected to be extradited to the Netherlands.

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