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Arrest made in cyberattack threat against Tax Office; Nu.nl also hit
The police arrested a 17-year-old boy from Alkmaar on Wednesday for threatening the Tax Office with a DDoS attack on their website. On Tuesday and Wednesday the boy threatened to make the tax site unreachable, so that many people will not be able to submit their tax returns on time. The cyber crime team of the Midden-Nederland unit and the high tech crime team of the National Unit worked together on this investigation, which led them to the teenager.