UK Teen Faces DDoS Charges

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 05:11 PM gHale

A 15-year-old boy from Plympton, Plymouth, UK, ended up busted at his parents’ house Monday for launching several distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from his home against companies and servers in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, British police said.

Additionally, the teen also made several bomb threats against North American airlines using social media to deliver his warnings, police said.

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Because he’s a minor, the Devon & Cornwall Police did not reveal his name, but the teenager’s parents scored his release on bail. He goes before a judge in Plymouth Youth Court December 18.

Charges brought against the teenager are two offenses for the bomb threats under Section 51 of the Criminal Law Act and three offenses for the DDoS attacks under Section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act.