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Submission + - Russian Attacker Held in Cyprus (

hypnosec writes: Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, the Russian national accused of launching a denial of service (DoS) attack on sites like Amazon, eBay, has been arrested by authorities in Cyprus. The 25 year old launched two DoS attacks on back in 2008 for which he was indicted in May 2011. The charges also include such attacks that were carried out by him during the same month against eBay and Priceline. US officials would now be seeking his extradition. The charges that have been brought against Zubakha include “conspiracy to intentionally cause damage without authorization to a protected computer” and “two counts of intentionally causing damage to a protected computer resulting in the loss of more than $5,000”. Zubakha has also been charged with possession of 15+ unauthorized access devices along with identity theft charges.
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