• Three US hackers took out key parts of the internet in 2016 because they wanted to make money on Minecraft

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Three US college-age hackers pleaded guilty to creating the Mirai botnet, which took out critical parts of the internet in 2016 through distributed denial of service attacks.
    The attacks affected Spotify, Twitter, Reddit, and well-known security journalist Brian Krebs.
    The three men created the malicious software to profit from the popular game Minecraft, according to Wired.
    They hoped the DDoS attacks would take out rival Minecraft servers, and boost their own DDoS mitigation business.
    Three US hackers have pleaded guilty to creating the Mirai botnet, which took out some of the internet's...
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  • Three men plead guilty to links with 2016 botnet that crashed the web

    Three men plead guilty to links with 2016 botnet that crashed the web

    7 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    Three men in the U.S. have pleaded guilty to having links with the Mirai botnet that caused web chaos in October, 2016. Paras Jha admitted to creating the botnet and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
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  • Mirai botnet co-authors plead guilty in US court

    Mirai botnet co-authors plead guilty in US court

    7 monthes ago - By The Inquirer

    Pair also fess up to running an internet advertising click-fraud scheme
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