British hacker convicted of DDoS attack on provider from Liberia

A British hacker was sentenced to two years on Friday and eight days in prison for carrying out DDoS attacks on a telecom provider from Liberia. He laid the systems flat on behalf of a competitor of the company.


A British hacker was sentenced to two years on Friday and eight days in prison for carrying out DDoS attacks on a telecom provider from Liberia. He laid the systems flat on behalf of a competitor of the company.

The now 30-year-old Briton started in October 2015 with the attacks on provider Lonestar MTN. He used, among other things, hacked security cameras. He gave it to everyone to visit the computer systems of the provider at the same time, who could not handle and succumb all that traffic. In November 2016, the attack was so intense that all the internet was destroyed throughout Liberia.

Lonestar MTN lost tens of millions of euros because of the attacks, partly because frustrated customers canceled their subscription.

The hacker, who used the pseudonyms BestBuy and Popopret, executed the attacks on behalf of a senior driver of competitor Cellcom. The hacker received a monthly fee for this.

The Brit also launched an attack on Deutsche Telekom in November 2016. He previously received a conditional prison sentence in Germany.

See also: Suspect arrested behind major German internet disturbance

REF: https://www.nu.nl/internet/5679212/britse-hacker-veroordeeld-ddos-aanval-provider-liberia.html