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DDoS Attacker Gets 27 Months in Jail

     
2:32 pm on Jul 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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A DDoS attack carried out by a Utah man between 2013 and 2014 has resulted in a jail sentence of 27 months, and a $95,000 fine, says Southern California Department of Justice.
The defendant was also ordered to pay $95,000 in restitution to one of the victims - Daybreak Games, formerly Sony Online Entertainment.


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5:35 pm on July 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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typically used the Twitter account /.../ to announce that an attack was imminent and then posted “scalps” /.../ after the attack.

Smart guy .

I wonder what was his motivation, and how much it has cost him to run the DDos (I guess that, to take down these game servers, it was not just a matter of pressing F5 frenetically).
4:31 am on July 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Free accounts logging in and out continuously via script has brought down login servers many-a-time. It's a problem with free games that have pay to win shops. That's probably why they made an example of him.