The United Kingdom has had enough. Making an example of notorious hacker they are giving a man two years for a DDos attack, and making an example of him for future offenders
Adam Mudd a citizen living in the united kingdom has been charged on three counts, of computer of misuse. He was reportedly using a service called Titanium Stresser which is a service where people pay for DDos attacks. Which is a service where people pay to “hack” servers and or people. In simple terms a DDos attack is when someone or a large group of people, send massive massive traffic to a site in hopes to crash the servers that are being used. These attacks were made on some pretty big names such as MineCraft, RuneScape, and Microsoft Xbox Live services.
According to the prosecutor he built the Titanium Stresser, when he was around 15 years old. Since then estimately he has 1.7 million people use his service and earning more than $300,000. With about 53,000 being native to the UK. Adam went on later to confirm while he was studying computer science in his college, he breached his school’s security.
From how he manage to get so many users it turns out he was very flexible with payments. You could pay in bulk with $309.99 or 30,000 over the course of five years. He even had a refer a friend scheme to help pay for his service.
According to the records he didn’t live the high life at all, matter of fact it was simple the way he lived. When he got arrested he was sitting in his room on his computer and refused to unlock it, until his father got involved.
Mudd pled guilty to a number of charges. One count of doing unauthorized acts on computers, concealing criminal property, and supplying and offering an article for use in an offense contrary to the Computer Misuse Act.
His lawyer is defending him by saying he’s so out of touch with the real world, spending most of his time online. Due to him being bullied and mistreated at school he lost touch of what his actions could do. Trying so hard to gain friends via online gaming.