Dutch arrest 19 year old for DDOS attacks

A few days ago, Neowin reported that Dutch authorities had arrested a 16 year old in connection to the distributed denial of service attacks that took place on behalf of Wikileaks as part of Operation: Payback. This weekend, the Dutch police have arrested their second suspect.

The arrested youth is a 19 year old who goes by the name of "Awinee" online. He was arrested in Hoogezand-Sappemeer and charged with using hacking tools to bring down the Dutch prosecutors website. During the arrest the police seized his computer and a replica of an italian pistol, according to Reuters. Police also believe he was part of the attack on Moneybookers, a financial website, as well. Participating in a denial of service attack carries a prison sentence up to six years in the Netherlands. However, while it isn't clear if Dutch authorities will be arresting anyone they find who uses LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon, a tool designed to make DDoS attacks easy and coordinated), prosecutors are claiming that this second suspect was encouraging others to join in the DDoS attempt.

The name of the 19 year old hasn't been released yet, but a quick Google search brings up a little more information on the 19 year old's alias, the first result pointing to an online profile for Awinee with the name Martijn Gonlag attached. 

The DDOS attacks have been called off for now as the alleged command structure is re-organized. Anonymous has since issued a press release that explains how they operate, and what their true goal as an organization is. 

 

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Sorry but you got to love this from Google Chrome auto translation

The man has told investigators of the Team of the National High Tech Crime Investigation a confession. The detectives had him on the track because he is the IP address of his computer sent in the tit attack.

Quite fitting I think!

I'm probably wrong about this, as I've never really participated in one, but to me a DDoS is more a Protest than anything to me. Like a sit down. I know it wonks out servers pretty rough, but so does a sit down protest. Internet Traffic, City Traffic? I don't know, as I said I'm not as informed on DDoS' but thats what it makes me think of.

Aanuun said,
I'm probably wrong about this, as I've never really participated in one, but to me a DDoS is more a Protest than anything to me. Like a sit down. I know it wonks out servers pretty rough, but so does a sit down protest. Internet Traffic, City Traffic? I don't know, as I said I'm not as informed on DDoS' but thats what it makes me think of.

It can also cause minor to major financial damage in the form of large spikes of bandwidth usage (that isn't from legitimate customers/potential customers), bandwidth isn't free unfortunately...

Unlike in the US, people's names are not released to the public in the Netherlands after arrest.

Therefore saying that his name is not 'yet' released is just wrong. Because it will never be.

AtriusNY said,
Unlike in the US, people's names are not released to the public in the Netherlands after arrest.

Therefore saying that his name is not 'yet' released is just wrong. Because it will never be.


The name released was Martijn G.. So Martijn Gonlag sounds allright

Correct Yurimaster (PS do you play RA2) I would hadly call the software a hacking tool. Ive seen it you can get it on a simple google enter a few things and away it wouuld have gone if i dared use it. If thats hacking the goverments need to get the real cyber evils.... where are the arrests against the DDOSers of wikileaks come on where.

Sylar2010 said,
Correct Yurimaster (PS do you play RA2) I would hadly call the software a hacking tool. Ive seen it you can get it on a simple google enter a few things and away it wouuld have gone if i dared use it. If thats hacking the goverments need to get the real cyber evils.... where are the arrests against the DDOSers of wikileaks come on where.

I used to play a lot of RA2 back in 2001-2003, not any more but thats where I got my name.

yurimaster said,

I used to play a lot of RA2 back in 2001-2003, not any more but thats where I got my name.

Oh man...I used to LOVE RA2!! Still bust it out every now and then when I'm feeling nostalgic.

Yes, who is getting arrest for attacking wikileaks. If they want to make fair low they should also look for those behind the DOS of wikileaks. I hate the bias and the pressure from the corrupted politicians. abovetopsecret.com is a good site to discuss this matter

yurimaster said,
Yes, who is getting arrest for attacking wikileaks. If they want to make fair low they should also look for those behind the DOS of wikileaks

But those are the "good" guys

rpsgc said,

But those are the "good" guys

Robbing a shop and robbing a bank will result in two different amounts of prosecution. Same with this ... Wikileaks DOS didn't cause possibly millions of people financial problems, as the PayPal, Mastercard and Visa ones could have. Don't be so short sighted.

SHADOW-XIII said,
I would like to see someone to be arrested because of the DDOS attacks on Wikileaks ... <_<

It's a bit hard to trace that jester guy who took wikileaks down considering his dos tool uses various proxies throughout the world.

SHADOW-XIII said,
I would like to see someone to be arrested because of the DDOS attacks on Wikileaks ... <_<

How dare you demand the imprisonment of the "good" guys? Don't you know Wikileaks is a terrorist organization? With their going in to other countries against everyone's will, stripping their resources, killing and torturing civilians... oh wait, that's the US.

rpsgc said,

How dare you demand the imprisonment of the "good" guys? Don't you know Wikileaks is a terrorist organization? With their going in to other countries against everyone's will, stripping their resources, killing and torturing civilians... oh wait, that's the US.

damn true.

rpsgc said,

How dare you demand the imprisonment of the "good" guys? Don't you know Wikileaks is a terrorist organization? With their going in to other countries against everyone's will, stripping their resources, killing and torturing civilians... oh wait, that's the US.

Yes since the US is stripping countries resources and killing and torturing civilians. I believe it's troops that make the wrong decision thinking they can get away with things like that. Come to think about it, when I was in Iraq I was making sure resources were coming in and making sure people wouldn't get attacked at the ports.

Co_Co said,
so they're arresting teenagers bc they can't stop an army of ANON...pathetic

An army of people abusing their ISPs and violating its ToS does not make the actions of the kid any less illegal. Your understanding of the concept of rules, that's what's pathetic.