Dutch police arrest 16-year-old in Wiki attacks

December 10, 2010 06:28

AMSTERDAM— Dutch  prosecutors on Thursday stated that they 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 Thursday 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.

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