Spain Arrests Suspect in Massive Cyberattack
Spanish police say they’ve arrested the man behind what’s been called the biggest cyberattack in history.
The suspect, a 35-year-old Dutch citizen, traveled around Spain in a van he used as a mobile office, Spain’s National Police said in a statement Sunday.
Police arrested him Thursday north of Barcelona, Spain, on a European arrest warrant at the request of judicial authorities in the Netherlands, the statement said.
The arrest comes a month after Internet users around the globe faced slowed-down service during the prolonged denial-of-service assault on The Spamhaus Project, a European spam-fighting group.
Security experts said the attack used more sophisticated techniques than most distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks and targeted the Web’s infrastructure, which led to other sites performing slowly.