Hacker 'BestBuy' sentenced to prison for operating Mirai DDoS botnet

    Date12 Jan 2019
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    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.
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