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TechWeb/Reuters: Arrest Made In February Web Attacks

Apr 19, 2000, 14:44 (2 Talkback[s])

"Canadian police on Wednesday are expected to announce details of an arrest made in connection with February's blocking of access to some of the Internet's most popular sites, and U.S. television said the suspect is a 15-year-old known online as Mafiaboy."

"The denial of access attacks on Feb. 2 shut down such popular sites as Yahoo (stock: YHOO), Amazon.com (stock: AMZN), and eBay (stock: EBAY) for hours."

"The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday that charges had been brought against "a person" in the cyberattacks."

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