German federal police say British hacker arrested in London
23 February 2017 – Germany’s federal police say a 29-year-old Briton has been arrested on a European arrest warrant on suspicion of a cyberattack on Deutsche Telekom.
The office says the suspect, who was arrested yesterday at a London airport, planned to hack the router to integrate it into a networked “botnet” for cybercrimes.
Prosecutors say he allegedly offered to sell the botnet over the so-called darknet for “attack scenarios like so-called DDoS attacks.”
A DDoS, or “Distributed Denial of Service,” attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.