An 18 year old and a 19 year old have been arrested by police in Norway in connection with cyber attacks against several targets across the world, including Britain's Serious Online Crime Agency (Soca). Other victims reportedly include the Norwegian lottery, the Bild newspaper in Germany and several American websites.
The National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) in Norway said it was investigation distributed denial of service (ddos) attacks against websites over a period of a few weeks.
"The case is still under investigation," said Norwegian prosecutor Erik Moestue. "It is still too early to say anything about the motive for the actions."
"We have arrested the two we think were most important in these attacks, but we still want to talk to more people," he added. Two two teens arrested in the case so far were charged last week. The maximum penalty for their alleged crimes is six years imprisonment.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 9 May 2012 14:20