Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Boy charged with web hacking attack

A teenage boy has been charged over online attacks by international hacking gang Anonymous

A teenage boy has been charged over online attacks by international hacking gang Anonymous.

The 17-year-old, from Chester, will appear before magistrates next month accused of conspiracy to do an unauthorised act in relation to a computer, Scotland Yard said.

The boy has been granted bail to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on September 7.

British student Peter David Gibson, 22, from Hartlepool, will also face the court on that date charged with the same offence.

A number of hacking groups have claimed responsibility for distributing denial of service attacks on major companies, where websites are flooded with traffic to make them crash.

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