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Mafiaboy, the teenage Canadian hacker, was slapped with 64 new charges, when he walked into a Montreal court yesterday.

The 16-year-old boy, from Quebec, denied "mischief" charges relating to a fusillade of DDoS attacks in February against big hitter Web sites such as Yahoo! and eBay.

Mafiaboy was charged in April with two mischief charges relating to a DdOS attack on CNN.com, also in February. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say his computer skills are "far from extraordinary".

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