The arrests of the two teenagers might be part of a larger law enforcement clampdown against the hacking groups who specialize in DDoS attacks.
Some clever idiots are extorting businesses by pretending to be famous hackers.
Fighting back the best way they know how.
The National Crime Agency is trying to intervene before young people get into serious hacking.
Conservatives now have their very own hacktivists, even if the hackers themselves aren't all that gung-ho.
The 17-year-old was sentenced to 16 months in jail and eight months of community supervision on Thursday in a BC court.
The 17-year-old has so far plead guilty to 23 charges of extortion, public mischief and criminal harassment related to several swatting incidents in Canada and the US
And the attackers claim to be affiliated with the infamous Lizard Squad.
Internet vigilantes have tried to punish Lizard Squad by posting their personal information online, including phone numbers.
Grounding planes for Twitter followers. Cool move.