04.27.13

The Purpose Drive Life: King of the Republic of CyberBunker arrested

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 2:56 pm by George Smith


No truth to the rumors about cryptic ‘help wanted’ ads looking for a “tech Otto Skorzeny.”

From the wire:

Spanish police have arrested a Dutchman suspected of being behind one of the biggest ever web attacks …

The 35 year-old-man was detained in Barcelona following a request from the Dutch public prosecutor.

The attack bombarded the websites of anti-junk mail outfit Spamhaus with huge amounts of data in an attempt to knock them offline.

It also slowed data flows over closely linked networks and led to a massive police investigation.

The man arrested is believed to be Sven Kamphuis, the owner and manager of Dutch hosting firm Cyberbunker that has been implicated in the attack.

In a previous dispatch from the Republic:

“Within [Cyberbunker’s] 15ft reinforced concrete walls are 175,000 cubic feet of office space, airlocks, a 750KW diesel generator, fuel reserves and a 2,500-gallon freshwater tank.

“Its inhabitants can allegedly survive for ten years without assistance from the outside world.

“CyberBunker’s website claims: ‘Dutch authorities and the police have made several attempts to enter the bunker by force. None of these attempts were successful.’”

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