Dutch prosecutors release pro-WikiLeaks hacker
The Hague: Dutch prosecutors released a teenager after he admitted taking part in cyber attacks launched by supporters of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, a spokesman said.
The 19-year-old, arrested on Saturday in the municipality of Hoogezand-Sappemeer, admitted taking part in cyber attacks on the websites of Mastercard, Visa, Moneybookers and the Dutch national prosecutor, said spokesman Wim de Bruin.
The spokesman would not say whether the teenager faced prosecution.
A 16-year-old arrested earlier this week remains in detention because he is suspected of more serious violations and investigations were ongoing, the spokesman said.
Hackers - dubbed "hack-tivists" - stepped up cyber attacks on those they perceived as opponents of WikiLeaks, including companies that have deprived the organisation of their services.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Modi slams Pakistan govt during his speech in Kozhikode
- Panel discussion over PM Modi's willingness to engage in direct dialogue with Pak
- Panel discussion over PM Modi's willingness to engage in direct dialogue with Pak - Part II
- PM Modi calls meeting to review Indus Waters Treaty today
- Watch: Sushma Swaraj addresses the UN General Assembly
- SHOCKING VIDEO: This man was trying to take selfie with python - You won't believe what happened next!
- Donald Trump praises Hindu community's contributions to US
- WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin's magic ball that bamboozled Kane Williamson on Day 3
- Uri effect? India, Afghanistan bypass Pak to set up exclusive air corridor
- Govt calls meet on Indus Water Treaty; Water Resources Ministry, MEA to brief PM Modi