brussels - The European police organization Europol last week carried out a concerted action against young hackers. In several European countries including the Netherlands and the United States, people were who paid detected and addressed for so-called DDoS attacks. This was announced by the organization on Monday.
In a DDoS attack is much traffic redirected to a website that is flattened. A special unit of Europol (EC3) went after the people who paid for these attacks. The largest group was young adults from twenty years old and younger.
Depending on the country sentences were imposed, arrests or issued fines. ' Many IT enthusiasts let themselves from an early age with seemingly simple cybercrime, without being aware of the consequences that entails such a crime. '' The action of Europol is to avoid hitting the young people down the wrong path.