UK hacker “BestBuy” sentenced for Mirai botnet attack on Lonestar

Catalin Cimpanu does some great reporting on the sentencing of “BestBuy:”

A UK court sentenced today a 30-year-old man to two years and eight months in prison for using a DDoS botnet to viciously attack and take down internet connectivity in Liberia in the fall of 2016.

The man is 30-year-old Daniel Kaye, also known online under the monickers of “BestBuy” and “Popopret.”

He is one of the many hackers who downloaded the source code of the Mirai IoT malware when it was first published online in October 2016.

Read more at ZDNet, as Catalin will really give you a good sense of the case if you had never followed it.

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