Hackers who DDoSed African telecom and US hospital get long prison sentences

January 14, 2019


Two men who launched DDoS attacks against a variety of targets have received substantial prison sentences on Friday.

Attacks against Liberian telecom

30-year-old Daniel Kaye (aka “BestBuy”), from Egham, Surrey (UK) has been sentenced to spend 2 years and 8 months in prison for DDoS attacks targeting the Liberian telecommunications provider Lonestar MTN in 2015.

According to the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), Kaye first used rented botnets and stressor services to attack Lonestar. He was paid for the service by a senior official at Cellcom, a rival Liberian network provider.

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