A 22-year-old student has been charged by British police in connection with denial-of-service attacks carried out by the Anonymous hacktivist group.
Peter David Gibson, of Hartlepool, County Durham, was arrested on April 5th by the PCeU (Police Central e-Crime Unit) as part of a police investigation into a series of high profile DDoS attacks against various organisations.
According to a police statement Gibson has been charged with conspiracy to impair the operation of a computer or hinder access to a program or data.
In late 2010/early 2011, hackers were making the headlines recently for launching attacks against websites of organisations and governments who they felt were anti-WikiLeaks, or who they felt had tried to censor freedom of…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.