30 months in prison required against Belgian perpetrator of DDoS attacks

30 months in prison required against Belgian perpetrator of DDoS attacks

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The hackersgroepering DownSec Belgium, via DDoS attacks, the website of the Belgian royal family platlegde, turns out only one person to exist. Against the man is a prison sentence of thirty months is required, of which fifteen on probation.

That reports Belgian newspaper De Standaard.

It comes to a man from Liège, who between may 2015 and January 2017, more than a thousand such cyber attacks would have done. He made, according to the prosecutor’s use of the websites that charges apply DDoS attacks to offer.

The man would take a lot of the attacks in the middle of the night, because he woke up early was because of his work in a bakery.


The police came to see him on the track via a phone number that was linked to his social media profiles. That number was registered to his home address.

In a house search, computers were seized which the chats were saved in which the defendant speaks about the success of the DDoS attacks.

That search took place in april of last year and was part of an arrest of a total of four suspects, including two minors. They would partly have been involved in the cyber attacks, but the public prosecutor considers only the Liege man responsible.

It is expected that the court, on 17 June, a ruling in the case.



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