Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cyberattack suspect had 'bunker' in north Spain

MADRID (AP) — Spain says a Dutch citizen arrested there on suspicion of launching the biggest cyberattack in Internet history operated from a bunker and had a van capable of hacking into networks anywhere in the country.

Investigators say the suspect traveled in Spain using his van "as a mobile computing office, equipped with various antennas to scan frequencies."

Agents arrested him Thursday, complying with a European arrest warrant issued by Dutch authorities. He is accused of attacking the anti-span watchdog group Spamhaus.

The Interior Ministry said Sunday that officers uncovered the computer hacker's bunker, "from where he even did interviews."

The 35-year-old has been identified only by his initials SK. The ministry says he has called himself a diplomat belonging to the "Telecommunications and Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Cyberbunker."