FBI arrests second Apophis Squad hacker in the US

The FBI arrested yesterday a hacker part of a hacking team known as Apophis Squad. This is the second arrest of an Apophis Squad member after UK cops arrested a teenager in August 2018.

The two, US and UK citizens, respectively, have been charged in an indictment unsealed by the US Department of Justice yesterday.

They stand accused of orchestrating a crime spree during the first eight months of 2018, during which they allegedly launched DDoS attacks against online websites, made phone calls and sent email threats to schools, government agencies, and airports containing bogus reports of physical violence, mass-shootings, and bomb threats.

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Source: ZDNet