• Utah man pleads guilty to causing 2013 gaming service outages

    4 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    A Utah man has pleaded guilty to computer hacking charges, after admitting to knocking several gaming services offline five years ago.
    Austin Thompson, 23, launched several denial-of-service attacks against EA's Origin, Sony Playstation and Valve's Steam gaming services during the December holiday season in 2013.
    At the time, those denial-of-service attacks made it near-impossible for some gamers to play - many of which had bought new consoles or games in the run-up to Christmas, including League of Legends and Dota 2 , because they required access to the network.
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