Suspected DDoS attacker is charged

A 17 year old male from London has today been charged with computer misuse, fraud and money laundering offences following a National Crime Agency investigation.

He was arrested in April 2013 after a series of distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks which led to worldwide disuption of internet exchanges and services. On his arrest officers seized a number of electronic devices. He has been bailed to attend Camberwell Green Youth Court on 30 June.

The NCA has taken the decision not to name him at the point of charge since he is a minor and therefore a vulnerable individual.