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Title: Telescope Hobbyist Gets 2 Years in Prison for DDoS Attack on Astronomy Website
Post by: Apophis on Dec 06, 2018, 18:31:41
https://gizmodo.com/telescope-hobbyist-gets-2-years-in-prison-for-ddos-atta-1830875259 (https://gizmodo.com/telescope-hobbyist-gets-2-years-in-prison-for-ddos-atta-1830875259)
bit worrying.
Roger
Title: Re: Telescope Hobbyist Gets 2 Years in Prison for DDoS Attack on Astronomy Website
Post by: Carole on Dec 06, 2018, 22:05:16
OMG
Title: Re: Telescope Hobbyist Gets 2 Years in Prison for DDoS Attack on Astronomy Website
Post by: Ross on Dec 07, 2018, 08:30:47
There are services now that can help like AWS Shield for example: https://aws.amazon.com/shield/.
Title: Re: Telescope Hobbyist Gets 2 Years in Prison for DDoS Attack on Astronomy Website
Post by: Roy on Dec 07, 2018, 10:08:26
I'd better be careful when sending to the Forum that I don't 'Post' send twice.  ;)
Roy
Title: Re: Telescope Hobbyist Gets 2 Years in Prison for DDoS Attack on Astronomy Website
Post by: Carole on Dec 23, 2018, 14:12:55
Pretty sure he turned up on SGL Forum from what he said in his introduction about being banned from another site and Astronomics, then some-one posted up this link (which is in the first post) and I thought he had been quiet over the last week or so and now notice he and all his posts have disappeared.

He is probably in prison now, but looks like he has been banned from SGL too.

Carole
Title: Re: Telescope Hobbyist Gets 2 Years in Prison for DDoS Attack on Astronomy Website
Post by: NoelC on Dec 24, 2018, 10:24:50
Blimey 2 years prison 3 years parole and a $30K fine!
They take crime really seriously don't they? I wonder what they would do to someone who really screwed things up, like closed down an airport - I like their thinking.

Noel

Title: Re: Telescope Hobbyist Gets 2 Years in Prison for DDoS Attack on Astronomy Website
Post by: Apophis on Dec 24, 2018, 14:06:58
They take crime really seriously don't they?

Noel


So should we...capital punishment .
Then they'd think twice.
Roger