He has been sentenced to two years in prison when he is considered the maximum responsible for 1.7 million DDoS attacks
Britain’s Adam Mudd was sentenced to two years in prison for creating the DDoS (denial of service) program that has caused 1.7 million attacks around the world. Among its victims are names such as Xbox Live, Microsoft, Minecraft, Sony and TeamSpeak (a chat for gamers).
At the age of 16, he was a hacker. He created the Titanium Stresser program and between December 2013 and March 2015 he perpetuated nearly 600 Ddos Attacks against 181 IP addresses, including multinational companies. He sold it to cybercriminals, earning roughly $ 400,000 worth of bitcoins. The group of hackers Lizard Squad used their software for attacks on Xbox Live and PSN.
Nowadays he is 20 years old and diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, however, the Court judges the crimes committed in adolescence, while still living in the house of his parents. According to his lawyer Ben Cooper, because of this disorder, the young man suffered harassment and was expelled from his high school. So creating the software did not have an economic purpose for him, but to gain prestige among the hacking community.
Even so, and despite having requested the suspension of the sentence by Asperger, the judge argued that it was not a simple game, being that Mudd had created a business millionaire and of great impact. In addition, the judge who signed his sentence considers the sentence as a “deterrent measure.”
In October 2016, two members of Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp were also detained. Both are facing a 10-year prison sentence for cyber-terrorism, and are charged with pay-as-you-go attacks and bank robberies, among other things.
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