U.S. man arrested for attempted extortion, DDoS attacks on Canadian media

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U.S. authorities announced Friday the arrest of a man in connection with cyberattacks and attempted extortion on a U.S. law website, several Canadian and Australian news sites that refused to scrub his name from the internet.

U.S. Attorney John Parker says 32-year-old Kamyar Jahanrakhshan was arrested Friday and charged with extortion by threats to cause damage to the Dallas-based hosting company for Leagle.com, which provides copies of court decisions, the CBC , The Metro News, Canada.com and the Sydney Morning Herald.

According to the attorney general’s office, Jahanrakhshan, from Seattle, threatened Leagle.com with a cyberattack if the firm didn’t remove a court opinion from its website detailing a case he was involved with in Canada.

Read more at Global News Toronto

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.