A 15-year-old boy has been charged with airline bomb hoaxes and hacks

A 15-year old boy has been charged with hacking offenses, Devon and Cornwall Police announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The boy, from Plymouth in South-West England, is accused of making bomb hoaxes against airlines in the US, and for targeting websites around the world with denial of service attacks — a way of overwhelming a site with traffic so it goes down.

He was charged on November 16 with five offenses — three under the Computer Misuse Act, and two under the Criminal Law Act.

He has been bailed, and will appear before Plymouth Youth Court on December 18.

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