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Minor hired for DDoS

by Nikola Strahija on March 23rd, 2005 The FBI arrested a 17 year-old and a Michigan man last week suspecting involvement in a denial of service racket. The duo allegedly arranged an attack against a company from New Jersey that sells sporting goods over the Internet. suffered the loss business as the result of the disruption caused by the attack.
Detectives learned that the 17 year-old had been hired by 18 year-old Jason Arabo, from Michigan, who operates two competing businesses, to flood the Web site of Jersey-Joe with data using a network of compromised machines, infected with an unnamed computer virus. Arabo runs and from his home.

Working with the FBI and the Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey detectives were able to duplicate the virus and track the source to the juvenile, then to Arabo in Michigan. In disabling Jersey-Joe’s website, the accused allegedly affected the operation of numerous other websites, causing a total loss of more than $1m.

The juvenile suspect in the case was arrested at his home by New Jersey State Police and charged with first degree computer theft. Arabo was arrested at his home in Michigan by FBI agents and will be prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office. The investigation into the case continues and further arrests may follow.

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