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A 16-year-old Dutch boy is facing up to six years in prison after admitting involvement in the cyber attacks against credit card companies that withdrew support for WikiLeaks.
[Wim De Bruin, spokesman for the prosecution service] said that the information about the 16-year-old boy's involvement had not come from the US but declined to give any further details.
On Thursday a 22-year-old man claiming to be a spokesman for the hackers vowed on British Broadcasting Corp. radio that the attacks would continue. "I see this as becoming a war, but not your conventional war—this is a war of data," said the man, identifying himself only as "ColdBlood." "We're trying to keep the Internet open and free for everyone."
Speaking with an English accent, he said he hasn't been in contact with WikiLeaks regarding the campaign, saying that it's "very hard to get hold of anyone from WikiLeaks."
Later in the day, however, a post on a Twitter page claiming to represent Operation Payback dismissed the idea that "ColdBlood" was a spokesman for the effort.