18-Year-Old “Computer Genius” Charged with Launching DDoS Attacks

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

US authorities charged Michaela Gabriella King, 18, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania with launching multiple DDoS attacks against Franklin Regional High School, the school she was attending.

According to investigators, King used the BetaBooter DDoS stressor to launch DDoS attacks on her’s school’s network, from her home computer, her mobile phone, but most of the time from computers at school.

According to school officials, the attacks started on October 31, and each one disrupted the school’s network from 10 to 45 minutes.

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