RuneScape DDoS hacker gets two years in U.K. prison

    
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Ever hear that expression, “His name is mud?” It applies on every level to the incarceration of one Adam Mudd this week, who received two years of jail time in the U.K. for his hacks and attacks on Minecraft and RuneScape.

When he was 16, Mudd created a distributed denial of service (DDoS) program called Titanium Stresser that he then sold to other hackers to the tune of nearly a half-million dollars. Hackers then used Mudd’s program to perform 1.7 million DDoS attacks on games like RuneScape, programs like TeamSpeak, and other Sony and Microsoft products.

Defense for Mudd said that he had been bullied at school and was looking for online notoriety rather than financial gain. Mudd, who is now 20, was convicted of facilitating 17 million hacks, laundering money, and personally carrying out 584 DDoS attacks. He was sentenced to serve three simultaneous jail sentences (two for 24 months each and one for nine months).

Source: Gamasutra

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GiantsBane

Good, maybe more stories about assholes DDOSing getting thrown in prison will deter other script kiddies from jumping on the ddos bandwagon. I mean it seems like nowadays DDosing has just become the “hip thing” for internet assholes to do for any perceived slight under the sun.

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Pedge Jameson

He doesn’t know bullying yet, but he’s about to know it real good. Ouch.

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ceder

I’d not be surprised if he’s already getting paid for an MI6 consultancy.

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NeoWolf

Doubtful what use would they have for someone who got caught? Sort of defeats the point lol

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Sarigar

I hope no one drowns him in an excrement-filled toilet in prison. Because that would be tragic.

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Bruno Brito

I don’t know is this penalty is too light or too harsh.

I would be all for making him do community work for like 4 years while he gets hired for companies that would make use of his talents. Would be a great way of him to learn responsability and empathy.

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A Dad Supreme

” Could of actually made something of himself – still could if he tries hard enough once he gets out in two years.”
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Are you kidding?
He’s probably got a lifetime job lined up the minute he’s released.
If he could do this at 16, there are loads of companies wishing they could hire this kid right now.

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Cypher

Pah! Out in 6 months… Next!

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A Dad Supreme

If he was Russian, he’d have gotten the Order of Lenin, a promotion to head a division and millions of untraceable assets.
There’s being born in the wrong century, and then there’s being born in the wrong country.

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agemyth ?

Defense for Mudd said that he had been bullied at school and was looking for online notoriety…

You and the rest of us, buddy.

He should have just argued with the rest of us on web blogs and social media.

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silverlock

It’s far easier to be destructive then it is to be creative. He created a program that took advantage of well documented weaknesses in how the internet is run, that does not require genius level intelligence. Yes he put some studying, and work in but honestly their isn’t much here to be admired.