UK: Babyfaced teen designed programs which helped attackers crash 224,000 websites worldwide

But it’s not like he’s a hacker – he only did it for the money.

Jane Tyler reports that Grant Manser created the damaging “stresser” software from his bedroom and sold it on the ‘dark web’ to customers around the globe for as little as £4.99. He was 16 at the time he started in 2012.

Manser, now aged 20, from Pear Tree Close, Kidderminster, pleaded guilty to six charges under the Computer Misuse Act and four under the Serious Crime Act.

Judge Nicholas Cole sentenced Manser to two years youth detention suspended for 18 months with the requirement to perform 100 hours unpaid work and also pay £800 costs.

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