30 Months In Prison For Denial Of Service Hit On Politicians' Websites

from the seems-a-bit-extreme dept

For all of those participating in the denial of service attacks being put together by "Anonymous," you might want to consider that a guy who took down various politicians' websites with DDoS attacks just got 30 months in prison -- along with over $50,000 in fines and 3 additional years of "supervised release." This certainly seems like punishment way out of line with the actual actions, but in this day and age of law enforcement and the legal system not really understanding technology, it's not all that surprising.

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    MadderMak (profile), 9 Nov 2010 @ 8:07pm

    Mike dropped the ball on this one...

    I have to agree whith a couple of AC's.
    Mike's articles are usually well researched or thought out... yet unless he chose not to link further information he had access to...

    30 Months for Hacking and DOS's University network, Distributing malware and botnet to computers, controlling botnets, harvesting finacial data *AND* DDOSing some political websites

    ... is a *MUCH* more valid title.
    Sorry Mike - I expect sensationalist headlines and brief ill-thought statements that misrepresent the facts from the **AA's and mainstream Journo's - not from you.

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