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Teen Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison For Cyber-Attack On Gambling Website

Tags: cyber-attack, ddos attack
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 by "T".
A teenager in the United Kingdom has been sentenced for his cyber-attack on an online gambling website which led to an estimate loss of £18,000. According to a report from the Daily Express, the 19-year-old teenager, Max Whitehouse, showed up on November 20, 2015 before the Nottingham Crown Court and confessed to flooding the website with a huge amount of virtual traffic to the point that i[...]   Read more » Teen Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison For Cyber-Attack On Gambling Website

  8-Dec-15, 09:55   #1
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
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ah well at least that sites security team can sleep calmly knowing that they are hopeless and a new career as toilet cleaners awaits them. oh and btw that teens brain should be exploited in order to help other companies to prevent similar attacks. or he can just be sent to clean the toilets as well... what? somebody need to do that, UK cannot be a country of sh1tty toilets...

     
  8-Dec-15, 13:02   #2
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Skpmorita 
Joined: Feb '14
Location: Tunisia
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i love the judge ruling
no need to destroy this kid life
he didn't steal any money , i am sure he just want show off his skills at hacking
not knowing the consequences , but i still believe he should be pay off the loses
now he won't get to any trouble i am sure

     
  8-Dec-15, 15:01   #3
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Ingrind33 

Joined: Sep '15
Location: Netherlands
Age: 34 (F)
Posts: 475
hmm...
Very good to lock a kid up in an environment of real criminals, murderers, scammers and rapists.
These lovely fellow inmates will have ZERO positive influence of the boys mind.
He will likely meet someone who needs a "wizkid" for his plan. The boy will have enough time to make up a nice huge scam in collaboration with his new friend: mister inmate.

Long live lady justice. Angry

     
  9-Dec-15, 01:01   #4
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
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Posted by pochui:
oh and btw that teens brain should be exploited in order to help other companies to prevent similar attacks. or he can just be sent to clean the toilets as well... what? somebody need to do that, UK cannot be a country of sh1tty toilets...

DDoS is actually the most inexpensive and easiest way to mess around with somebody's webpage (even u or i could actually do it tbh...) so this kid is hardly a rocket scientist rather somebody who is spending half of his day on 4chan.

     
  9-Dec-15, 12:50   #5
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klash23 
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
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Posts: 2243
Deja Vu on this subject as I posted this story a while ago.I think the sentence was very lenient,this would have cost the poker site thousands of pounds,if a thief had stolen that amount of money he would go to prison.This guy does has the potential for more serious crimes and instead of giving a suspended sentence which is meaningless he should have been given probation/supervision order so the authorities could at least monitor him in the future.

     
  9-Dec-15, 13:46   #6
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marqis 

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I don't see how you can set up a DDos attack without either paying for the use of a bot-network that carries out the attack, or creating a bot network yourself, and in the process intentionally infecting thousands of computers with a virus, in order to gain control over them. He could not just do this from his own computer (it would not be DDos otherwise).

Neither can be thought of a the actions of a misguided teen "who just wanted to see if he could do it". How is this not malicious?

I think the judge may not appreciate what is involved, though technically relatively simple, it takes some doing (or money) to successfully carry out such an attack.

     
  9-Dec-15, 22:37   #7
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STACIONAR 
Joined: Sep '15
Location: Ukraine
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That such to make, it is given not everyone, it is cruel to judge the guy and it isn't correct, he after all can with such knowledge and abilities to help the state, and there perhaps and noticed for such...)

     
  10-Dec-15, 01:04   #8
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
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Posted by marqis:
I don't see how you can set up a DDos attack without either paying for the use of a bot-network that carries out the attack, or creating a bot network yourself, and in the process intentionally infecting thousands of computers with a virus, in order to gain control over them. He could not just do this from his own computer (it would not be DDos otherwise).

Again neither things u mentioned above is hard-to-do nor impossible for somebody with time and a lil' effort and many botnets are for rent, u shouldn't even reach the deep web for them nowadays tbh...

     
  10-Dec-15, 17:04   #9
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marqis 

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Posted by bowie1984:
Posted by marqis:
I don't see how you can set up a DDos attack without either paying for the use of a bot-network that carries out the attack, or creating a bot network yourself, and in the process intentionally infecting thousands of computers with a virus, in order to gain control over them. He could not just do this from his own computer (it would not be DDos otherwise).

Again neither things u mentioned above is hard-to-do nor impossible for somebody with time and a lil' effort and many botnets are for rent, u shouldn't even reach the deep web for them nowadays tbh...

My point is not that it's hard to do, but that the judge makes light of it by classifying it as "naive". I think hiring a bot network is not naive, but malicious. The same goes for creating your own bot network.

Maybe he found a way to bring down the site with a Dos attack (from a single internet connection) rather than a DDos attack (from many internet connections), and the news reported it as DDos erroneously. That would make more sense...

     
  11-Dec-15, 20:42   #10
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crash58 
Joined: Oct '08
Location: Canada
Age: 58 (M)
Posts: 2423
I agree with the suspended sentence, he really didn't do a crime worth one year in jail.
And i don't think he should pay any losses they incurred
Since it would only be estimated losses.
It's good that he pay court cost's , to help teach him a bit of a lesson.
But, i have a feeling, this kid will be back in court.
Some lesson's are never learned.

     
  12-Dec-15, 14:39   #11
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klash23 
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 37 (F)
Posts: 2243
In the UK there are much more sentences available for a guy like this,especially as he obviously has some issues and giving a suspended sentence is a soft option.If he does the same offence again the sentences would be concurrent.
Attacks like these could destroy a business,especially one where customers are concerned with security and reliability.I think the sentence would be much different if he did this to a government site or a financial organisation.

     
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