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Jail for man who launched DDoS attacks against Skype, Google, and Pokemon Go

Jail for man who launched DDoS attacks against Skype, Google, and Pokemon Go

A British man has been sentenced to two years in jail after admitting to a series of computer crime offences, which included over 100 attempts to knock the likes of Google, Skype and Nintendo’s popular video game Pokemon Go offline.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Top tip for botnet overlords: Don’t vacation in countries that can extradite you to the United States

Top tip for botnet overlords: Don’t vacation in countries that can extradite you to the United States

There’s no doubt that a life of cybercrime can earn its most successful overlords a considerable amount of money, but you will always have to live with the fear that you could be apprehended and - if convicted - spend years in prison.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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