First arrest made in WikiLeaks revenge attacks
As I noted in the comment thread yesterday: you just aren’t going to jack around with Visa and Mastercard during peak Christmas buying season and expect that you will get away with it…
4chan vigilante group Anonymous is used to getting away with its DDoS attacks and other Internet shenanigans, but that’s not going to be the case this time around. An arrest has been made in 4chan’s revenge attacks on PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard, begun after the companies stopped providing services to WikiLeaks. The first to go down is a Dutch 16-year-old boy, who has been arrested by the Dutch High Tech Crime Team and is being held for interrogation.
The teenager went unnamed by the National Prosecutor, but the team said in an announcement Thursday that the cyberattacks (some of which came out of the Netherlands) “quickly led” investigators to the suspect. In addition to his arrest, the 4channer’s computers and other devices were seized.