Apr 25, 2017

Teenage hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global cyber attacks

Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million cyber attacks. Judge Michael Topolski said Mudd "Knew full well this was not a game". Mudd, who has autism, will serve his sentence in a young offenders institution. During sentencing Judge Topolski noted that Mudd came from a "Perfectly respectable and caring family" but the effect of his crimes had caused damage "From Greenland to New Zealand and from Russia to Chile". "I'm entirely satisfied that you knew full well and understood completely this was not a game for fun," he told Mudd.

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