• The hacker who targeted XBox Live and PlayStation Network is facing 10 years in jail for knocking the gaming networks offline

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    In 2013, several video game companies were targeted by denial-of-service attacks that limited access to their online services and forced them offline in some cases.
    The attacks triggered an FBI investigation centered on the Twitter account DerpTrolling, which had announced the attacks in advance.
    Austin Thompson, 23-year-old, a native of Utah, pled guilty to one count of damage to a protected computer, which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years, and a maximum fine of $250,000.
    A Utah-based hacker who targeted several of the big gaming networks, including PlayStation Network and Xbox...
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