UK hacker jailed for attack on Liberian telecoms firm | KOB 4
Advertisement

UK hacker jailed for attack on Liberian telecoms firm

January 11, 2019 11:22 AM

LONDON (AP) — A British computer hacker has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for a cyberattack that knocked out telecommunications services in Liberia.

Advertisement

Daniel Kaye was paid by an employee of a rival firm to launch a distributed denial of service attack on Liberian phone and internet provider Lonestar.

Britain's National Crime Agency says the attack overwhelmed Lonestar's computer network, disabled internet access across the West African country and cost the company tens of millions of dollars.

The 30-year-old Kaye pleaded guilty last month to two offenses under the Computer Misuse Act and one charge of possessing criminal property.

Mike Hulett of the crime agency's National Cyber Crime Unit called Kaye "a highly skilled and capable hacker-for-hire."

Judge Alexander Milne handed down a prison sentence Friday at London's Blackfriars Crown Court.

Credits

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement

Relay Media Amp

Advertisement

Advertisement




Family, friends remember 15-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash

Las Vegas City Council meeting abruptly ended after embattled mayor changes agenda

Mariachis to play this weekend at Isotopes Park

Homeless camp in International District leaves neighbors frustrated

Loved ones struggle to cope with random killing of man on I-25