Man jailed for DoS attacks on and League of Legends

A 23-year-old man from Utah, USA, has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for a series of DoS attacks against a number of gaming companies.

The attacks took place throughout December 2013 and January 2014 and were directed at online gaming companies. Targets included Blizzard’s and League of Legends, which would often be down for hours at a time.

“Denial-of-service attacks cost businesses and individuals millions of dollars annually,” said U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer. “We are committed to prosecuting hackers who intentionally disrupt internet access.”

Read more on this story over at MCV.

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