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Spamhaus cyberattack suspect rolled around Spain in 'hacking van' command center

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cyberbunker suspect (spanish ministry of interior)
cyberbunker suspect (spanish ministry of interior)

More details are coming out about the arrest of the 35-year-old Dutch national charged in association with the Cyberbunker DDoS attacks against Spamhaus, and they sound like something out of a Hollywood hacking movie. According to a Spanish Interior Ministry statement, the suspect used a van “equipped with various antennas to scan frequencies” as a mobile command center, which reportedly enabled him to hack into networks from virtually anywhere in the country. The Associated Press writes also writes that the suspect operated from a "bunker" in the north of Spain — that's separate from another bunker located in the Netherlands, from which Cyberbunker gets its name.

The suspect purported to be a diplomat representing the "Republic of Cyberbunker"

Last month's DDoS attacks against Spamhaus are reported to have been the world’s largest, at 300 gigabits per second, having spillover effects on numerous sites around the globe including Netflix. Spanish authorities say that during his arrest, the suspect, identified by the initials SK and reported by The New York Times to be Sven Olaf Kamphuis, purported to be a diplomat representing the “Telecommunications and Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Cyberbunker.” Somehow we doubt it will be enough to secure immunity from prosecution, expected to take place in the Netherlands following extradition proceedings.