Dutch police arrest 16-year-old in Wiki attacks

Dutch prosecutors say they have arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of involvement in digital attacks that made it difficult to access several prominent financial payment websites earlier this week.

Amsterdam: Dutch prosecutors say they have
arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of involvement in digital
attacks that made it difficult to access several prominent
financial payment websites earlier this week.

In a statement, the national prosecutors` office says the
youth is believed to have participated in attacks by WikiLeaks
supporters on websites "including MasterCard and Paypal, among
others."

The statement today said the youth was arrested in The
Hague, Netherlands. His name was not released.

It was not clear whether he was believed to have played
an important role in the attacks, which flooded the websites
with traffic.

PTI

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