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10 May 2012, 16:46

Teens arrested in connection with attack on UK Police Agency

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SOCA logo Two Norwegian teenagers, aged 18 and 19, have been arrested in connection with the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the web site for the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) earlier this month. According to a report from the BBC, the teens, who have not been named, were charged at the end of last week after a series of attacks on SOCA and other web sites including the Germany Bild newspaper and the Norwegian Lottery.

Speaking to the BBC, Erik Moestue, a Norwegian prosecutor, said "We have arrested the two we think were most important in these attacks, but we still want to talk to more people". The offence that the two stand accused of carries a maximum jail sentence of six years. "The case is still under investigation," added Moestue, noting that "It is still too early to say anything about the motive for the actions". The suspects have reportedly already been released on bail.


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