Ddos Attacker Jailed For Extortion

DDOS ATTACKER JAILED FOR EXTORTION

17th June, 2011 at 13:41:55
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

Jail time and a hefty fine for DDoS attack blackmail

A hacker based in Germany has been sentenced by a Dusseldorf court to a thirty-four month jail sentence for targeting six unidentified online gambling websites in a DDoS extortion scam ahead of the Soccer World Cup 2010.

According to a German news source, the hacker spent $65 on the hire of a botnet before blackmailing online betting sites with the threat of a DDoS attack unless he was paid Euros 2500.

Three sites refused but another three paid a combined total of Euros 5000, reports theregister.co.uk

Following the conviction, the unnamed Frankfurt resident will also have to pay damages of Euro 350 000 along with serving jail time.

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