Hackers target Dutch police and prosecutors’ websites

10 Dec 2010

After arresting a 16-year-old for his suspected involvement with the hactivist group Anonymous, the group has now launched an attack on the websites for Dutch police and prosecutors.

The attack comes only days after the youth was arrested for allegedly taking part in pro-WikiLeaks retribution attacks on financial payment websites and affected the websites sporadically, according to Associated Press reports.

Hackers attempted to take down the two sites and apparently used a denial of service attack, said the Dutch National Prosecutors Office.

The Dutch National Prosecutors Office previously said the high crime tech unit arrested the boy on Wednesday night.

Until this incident, Anonymous recently targeted Amazon.com, but it managed to fend off the bombardment of the 1,500-strong hacker group.