A Russian man believed to have launched denial-of-service attacks against has been arrested in Cyprus, where he faces extradition to the US. Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha was detained on an international warrant on Wednesday, the US Department of Justice said. He has been charged with crimes relating to allegations he launched two botnet-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attempts against the online retailer in 2008. “Orders from customers dropped significantly, as legitimate customers were unable to access the website and complete their e-commerce transactions during the pendency of the attack,” read an indictment unsealed in district court in western Washington on Thursday. Read the full story at ZDNet.

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