Anonymous Member Faces 10 Years in Prison

The student reportedly participated in numerous hacking attacks that were affected companies including PayPal, MasterCard and Visa following their decision not to process Wikileaks decisions anymore.

Christopher Weatherhead, who considers himself a "hacktivist", and now faces up to 10 years in prison, along with three others who had pleaded guilty to the same charges in January and March.

The group struck their targets with denial-of-service attacks, causing a claimed damage of a total of $5.6 million, according to prosecutors. There was no information when Weatherhead would be sentenced.

 

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  • X-Nemesis
    10 years for $5.6Mil and yet white collar crime which steals in far greater quantities get bonuses.
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  • BriboCN
    That is still a raw deal. A DNS attack is something nearly anyone can do it just takes bandwidth. How they got caught is kind of a mystery, those attacks are generally, for a lack of a better word "anonymous"
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  • BriboCN
    tokencodeNearly anyone can rob a bank, that doesn't mean it should carry a light sentence.


    Nearly everyone can jay walk that doesn't mean it should carry a light sentence. Bottom line is if this guy did the exact same thing to you or me and denied us internet connection for X amount of time nothing would be done. Does he deserve to get off scott free?? no, but let the punishment fit the crime
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  • X-Nemesis
    10 years for $5.6Mil and yet white collar crime which steals in far greater quantities get bonuses.
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  • BriboCN
    That is still a raw deal. A DNS attack is something nearly anyone can do it just takes bandwidth. How they got caught is kind of a mystery, those attacks are generally, for a lack of a better word "anonymous"
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  • Pinhedd
    BriboCNThat is still a raw deal. A DNS attack is something nearly anyone can do it just takes bandwidth. How they got caught is kind of a mystery, those attacks are generally, for a lack of a better word "anonymous"


    They were stupid. Attacks like that have a signature, lots of similar requests for the same stuff. There's only so many ways to waste bandwidth.
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