A couple of teenagers from Norway have been arrested as part of a police investigation into a number of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks, including the one on the site of UK’s Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA).
Aged 18 and 19, the suspects were apprehended by the country’s National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS), The Inquirer informs
The law enforcement operation started after a number of Norwegian sites, including the ones of the police security service and the national lottery, were targeted with DDOS attacks.
It’s believed that the teens are not the only ones behind the hits, which may have also disrupted the activity of websites from the United States.
In Norway, the maximum penalty for these crimes is 6 years in prison.
At the time of the SOCA incidents, many believed that the attack might have been a result of the operation after which 36 illegal websites
were shut down. Experts still claim that the attacks don’t seem to be connected to Anonymous.