A 22 year-old man from Victoria, Australia has been arrested in Melbourne yesterday. He has been charged with several DDoS attacks which includes attacks he performed towards IRC Networks.
It was inititally the Belgian police who tipped the Australian police about the man. But also ISPs in United States, Singapore and Austria were affected by the DDoS which took place from botnets.
“Bots and bot networks continue to be of concern and are linked … to a range of other malicious activity including identity theft and spam,” said Mr Zuccato, from the Australian High Tech Crime Centre.
The maximum penalty for this type of offense in Australia is 10 years in prison.