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DDoS Cybercrime – U.S. Court sentenced DDoS attacker to 6 years in prison

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According to a press release of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) a man was sentenced to six years in prison for launching denial of service attacks that shut down web sites for the U.S. city of Akron and the Akron Police Department.

The U.S. citizen James Robinson, 33, previously pleaded guilty to damaging protected computers. U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko also ordered Robinson to pay $668,684 in restitution.

Servers hosting web sites belonging to the city of Akron were victims of an active distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Aug. 1, 2017. Two website domains appeared to be the target of the attacks: akronohio.gov and akroncops.org.

This makes it clear what the DDoS attacks on the FinTelegram websites are. Cybercrime which is punished with prison and fines.

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