International Business Times: The suspect, believed to be Dutchman Sven Olaf Kamphuis, has been arrested in Barcelona in relation to the cyber-attack on Spamhaus, which has been called the biggest in the history of the internet.
Authorities have only addressed the 35-year-old suspect as SK; however, IBTimes UK understands the suspect in custody is Sven Olaf Kamphuis who is affliiated with Stophaus, a group whose goal it is to shut down the anti-spam Spamhaus operation.
The distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which took place over several days towards the end of March, was called the largest in internet history and hyperbolically compared to a nuclear bomb going off, by the company helping defend against the attack.
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The attack took place after Spamhaus, which has drawn criticism for its blacklist program against internet hosts it believes to be sending spam, blacklisted the internet provider CyberBunker.