Man Who 'Slowed the Internet' Arrested: Officials
Sven Kamphuis accused of 'unprecedented heavy attacks'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 27, 2013 7:30 AM CDT
A man has been arrested over a cyberattack that slowed down the Internet.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Spanish police have nabbed a suspect in a cyberattack called the biggest in history. Authorities in Barcelona arrested a Dutch man known as "SK." That's Sven Olaf Kamphuis, the head of Cyberbunker, an organization opposed to spam-fighting group Spamhaus, a friend says. Kamphuis is "suspected of unprecedented heavy attacks" against Spamhaus, which had accused Cyberbunker of being a spam threat.

Kamphuis, 35, says he wasn't involved in the attack, though on Facebook, he has called for an end to "illegal slander and blackmail censorship project" Spamhaus, the New York Times reports. Police took computers, hard drives, and phones from his Barcelona house; Dutch prosecutors say he'll be sent back to the Netherlands, the BBC reports. Posts on a hacker web forum say Kamphuis is innocent: "We demand u to release Sven or we will indeed start the biggest attack u humans have ever experienced toward The Internet, and yourself."

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scott-houghton
Apr 28, 2013 2:35 PM CDT
These people seriously need to get lives, "u humans" what a bunch of losers
Imhotep
Apr 28, 2013 7:56 AM CDT
"We demand u to release Sven or we will indeed start the biggest attack u humans have ever experienced toward The Internet, and yourself." ARE THESE CREATURES FROM OUTER SPACE ? ARE THEY SETTING THEMSELVES APART FROM THE REST OF HUMANITY ? DO THEY NEED A SPECIAL PLACE TO LIVE ? LIKE JAIL ?
K.KRANK
Apr 27, 2013 2:47 PM CDT
Bunch of morons, dnssec has been out for how long now? Implement it & watch these types of DNS spoofing attacks disappear. Or keep doing it the way you've been doing it forever now & continue to be vulnerable to the DNS spoofed DDOS attack. Duh (oh yeah though, I forgot, if they do implement dnssec it will give guys like Spamhaus nothing to live for huh ... never mind lol)