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FBI corners hacker 'Coolio'

American youth has PC confiscated by FBI
Written by Will Knight, Contributor

The FBI team investigating the recent distributed Denial of Service attacks on major .com sites confiscated the computer of a 17-year-old American youth on Thursday. According to reports, the FBI is considering charging the boy, known only as 'Coolio', with computer-related crimes.

Coolio has already confessed to redirecting traffic from security company RSA's Web site to a defaced page at a South American university, according to the Associated Press news service.

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It's time to take a stand -- Steven Vaughan-Nichols has some tricks of the trade to slow down denial-of-service attacks. Go to AnchorDesk UK to read the news comment.

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