DDoS Attacker Will Spend Two Years In Prison

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One of the men behind a series of 2013 attacks on games such as League of Legends and Dota 2 has been sentenced to 27 months in gaol, and must pay $US95,000 ($135,054) in restitution to another of his victims.

Via Polygon, in a statement released by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California the culprit is named as 23-year-old Austin Thompson, who earlier this year plead guilty to charges of “Damage to a Protected Computer”.

Thompson ran the Twitter account “DerpTrolling”, and his case actually revolved around Daybreak Games, formerly Sony Online Entertainment, who he must pay the $US95,000 ($135,054) to after it was determined that’s how much revenue the company lost between December 2013 and January 2014 during his attacks.

He got off relatively lightly; the maximum sentence he could have faced is a $US250,000 ($355,405) fine and 10 years in prison.


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