Teen behind Microsoft and Sony DDOS hacks sentenced to 2 years in jail

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    Adam Mudd, the person behind multiple security breaches and hacks against companies such Sony, Microsoft, Runescape, and more, has just been sentenced to two years in jail by a UK judge. Mudd, age 20, was responsible for creating "Titanium Stresser", a program that was able to send denial of service attacks to countless vulnerable websites. 181 IP addresses were affected from 594 attacks by Mudd, who then sold the program for £386k, allowing for hackers to wreak havoc upon more than 660k IP addresses. He then carried out attacks on Sony and Microsoft servers, taking online capabilities down for hours at a time. Mudd's defense claimed that there was no ill intent, and Mudd only did the previously stated crimes for attention. Judge Micheal Topolski, however, ruled that Mudd has clear knowledge of the repercussions of his dealings, stating ""I'm entirely satisfied that you knew full well and understood completely this was not a game for fun. I have a duty to the public who are worried about this, threatened by this, damaged by this all the time," and sentenced him to 2 years in a correctional facility.

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  2. Dionicio3

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    Hehe, they took the bait
     
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    2 years? That's it?? The little douche should be locked up for five times that at least. People who issue DDOS attacks need to be locked up and forbidden from using the internet indefinitely.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    You mean it was not anonymous and all those articles lied to me?
     
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    386k? Son of a bitch.
    If he just gets 2 years for this, that's a damn good deal. Got to fuck with big companies and make swag.
    That's a pretty impressive resume for a 20 year old though.
     
  6. Friendsxix

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    RuneScape isn't a company — Jagex is.:P
     
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    But the news told me it was 4chan!
     
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    I was going to mention Minecraft as well, (Though it is made by Mojang) but it's more notable to readers, and less clunky in sentence structure to mention the game itself :P
     
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    Man, everyone told me it was the illuminati
     
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    Lol who uses 4chan for legit news? :lol:
     
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    Wait is this the guy who ruined 2014 christmas with the bad internet problem? My dad got xbox one during that time and couldn't download his assassians creed games. :unsure:
     
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    Probably either him or someone using his code
     
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    >DDoSes multiple websites, knowing it's illegal to do so.

    There was no ill intend.

    SURE THERE WASN'T!!
    Fucking little shit.

    But yeh, in 5 years he'll be hired by one of the companies affected by his behavior to work for IT security.
     
  15. XrosBlader821

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    > hacked Sony
    Eh whatever
    > hacked Microsoft
    Who cares?
    > hacked Runescape
    DUDE WTF YOU WANNA FIGHT?!
     
  16. Mark McDonut

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    Wait till the inmates find out he's why their kids couldn't play xbox.
     
  17. Ritsuki

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    Man, that kind of thing always make me laugh, I'm always imagining the little geek who has now to deal with real life thugs and the confrontation of those two worlds is quite ridiculous and amusing IMHO.
     
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    This will do well to set some precedent at least, and maybe deter others from doing the same.
     
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    Nah, people are going to do the same thing over and over because it's "cool"
     
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    Hmm. One person down.
     
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    Your mom's basement.
    Ugh, I don't like DDoSers.
     
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