The 18-year-old supposedly involved in attacks against NatWest, the BBC, Amazon, and others.
A UK teenager has been accused with delivering malware to cyberattackers to assist them take down high-profile firms.
As per the West Midlands Police, 18-year-old youngster Jack Chappell supposedly delivered denial-of-service (DoS) malware used to enslave PCs into a botnet for organizing troublesome attacks.
Delivered denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks use PCs managed by this kind of malware to flood domains with unauthorized traffic, hence blocking legal traffic from passing through.
Such attacks can lead to serious troublesome and lost income for sufferer businesses.
The student from Stockport declared delivered the malware, driven an online helpdesk, and provide cyberattackers the equipment’s they required to organize campaigns against the websites of T-Mobile, EE, Vodafone, O2, BBC, BT, Amazon, Netflix, Virgin Media and the National Crime Agency (NCA).
An attack on NatWest in 2015 that let down the firm’s online banking systems has also been linked with the student’s tasks.
Chappell was accused following an inquiry done by the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit, supported by Israeli Police, the FBI, and Europol’s European Cyber-crime Center.
“He has been charged with impairing the operation of computers under the Computer Misuse Act, plus encouraging or assisting an offense and money laundering crime proceeds together with an American national,” West Midlands Police stated in a statement.
None of the attacks the teenager took part in caused in the loss or stealing of customer details, law implementation added.
The teenager will be presented at Manchester Magistrates Court today for punishment.
In the previous month, Europol took down a cybercrime ring that provided criminals software for misleading old antivirus products, keyloggers, and Remote Access Trojans (RATs). Six agents of the team, have been caught, so far.