Hackers attack Dutch police website

Hackers have attacked the websites for Dutch police and prosecutors, a day after the arrest of a 16-year-old for involvement in a cyberattack on several prominent financial payment websites.

National Police Service spokesman Dennis Janus says the “hacktivist” group Anonymous “tried to take down” the two sites, apparently using a so-called denial of service attack.

Both sites were sporadically online today.

Prosecutors are investigating the problems with their website.

Prosecutors said the young hacker police arrested in The Hague on Thursday confessed to participating in attacks by WikiLeaks sympathisers on websites including MasterCard, PayPal and Visa, among others.

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