Boy, 15, charged over cyber attacks

No information on which companies were targeted.

A boy has been charged over cyber attacks on international websites and bomb hoaxes on US airlines, police have confirmed.

The 15-year-old, from the Plymouth area, was charged on 16 November after an investigation by officers from Devon and Cornwall Police’s Regional Cyber Crime Unit.
He was charged with three offences under Section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act and two offences under Section 51 of the Criminal Law Act, police said.