Two year prison sentence handed to perpetrator of DDoS attacks against Daybreak Games

By Stephany Nunneley
3 July 2019 20:52 GMT

A two-year sentence has been handed to an individual who had a role in a series of DDoS attacks against Daybreak Games, then known as Sony Online Entertainment.

Austin Thompson has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for his role in DDoS attacks which occurred in 2013 and 2014.

Thompson plead guilty to the charges in November 2018 and was sentenced yesterday. As part of his sentence, he is to pay $95,000 in restitution.

The 2013 attacks were made by Thompson’s group “DerpTrolling” and affected online services other than Sony Online Entertainment, now known as Daybreak Games.

These services included, Dota 2, and League of Legends.

DerpTrolling wasn’t the only hacking group to target Daybreak Games. Lizard Squad also attacked online services for Planetside 2, H1Z1, Everquest, and other Daybreak titles.

The year prior, it even tweeted a bomb threat to American Airlines, grounding a plane on which then company president John Smedley was due to travel.

Thanks, Polygon.

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