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Suspect Returned to Native Country Pending Web Attack Investigation

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May 9, 2013

A man suspected of involvement in a large-scale online attack against an Internet spam-fighting service has been returned to his home country of The Netherlands and ordered to remain in custody, The New York Times reports. Svan Olaf Kamphuis was transferred from Spain to the Netherlands Monday after being arrested in Barcelona, the report states. He is suspected of delivering denial-of-service attacks, which “slowed Internet service globally for several days in April, especially in Russia and other European countries,” the report states. A judge ordered Kamphuis remain in custody as an investigation proceeds. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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