The boy, from Plymouth, is accused of offences related to service attacks on websites in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.
Charges against him also relate to bomb hoaxes placed with North American airlines via social media, police said.
He has been bailed to appear before Plymouth Youth Court.
“There are a lot of technological capabilities that are available right now that make it exceptionally difficult, both technically as well as legally, [?? Bob] for intelligence and security services to have the insight they need to uncover.”
“There has been a significant increase in the operational security of a number of these operatives and terrorist networks as they have gone to school on what it is that they need to do in order to keep their activities concealed from the authorities.” [Knowing you might become a target for a Maverick Missile does seem to concentrate the mind. Bob]
“Law enforcement is talking about easy encryption apps that you download from the app store. What we’ve learned from terrorists is that they will go to great lengths to encrypt and even hide their communications in code. They’re not completely dependent on these easy use apps that people are talking about.”
(Related) More about the technology itself.