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Authorities detain suspect in largest DDOS attack in the history of the Internet

King of Spam arrested, accused of largest DDOS attack ever

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 29, 2013 3:32 pm

Over the weekend Spanish authorities arrested a Dutch man who they say is responsible for the largest DDOS attack in the history of the internet. The man was said to be in his Barcelona home at the time of the arrest, and police seized several mobile phones and computers belonging to the suspect.

 

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The man who has only been identified as "S.K." in official reports has been unofficially identified as 35-year-old Sven Olaf Kamphuis, by sources reporting to the NY Times. Kamphuis, or "The Prince of Spam", is a self-proclaimed minister of telecommunications and foreign affairs for the Republic of CyberBunker.

 

He is the spokesperson for a group that had previously protested tactics used by a European anti-spam group. He operates an ISP known as CB3ROB as well as web hosting company named CyberBunker. He faces charges after being linked to a DDOS attack last month that was like no other ever witnessed.

 

It targeted the anti-spam group Spamhaus, which maintains one of the largest spam block lists in the world.

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Techspot.com, Nytimes.com, Nytimes.com, Nytimes.com

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