Jail time and a hefty fine for DDoS attack blackmail

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A hacker based in Germany has been sentenced by a Dusseldorf court to a thirty-four month jail sentence for targeting six unidentified online gambling websites in a DDoS extortion scam ahead of the Soccer World Cup 2010.

According to a German news source, the hacker spent $65 on the hire of a botnet before blackmailing online betting sites with the threat of a DDoS attack unless he was paid €2500.

Three sites refused but another three paid a combined total of €5000, reports theregister.co.uk

Following the conviction, the unnamed Frankfurt resident will also have to pay damages of €350,000 along with serving jail time.

Source: InfoPowa News