British Hacker jailed for taking down entire Nation Internet

British Hacker jailed for taking down entire Nation Internet

A British hacker has been jailed for three years after he was found guilty of taking down an entire countries internet connection.

30-year-old, Daniel Kaye, launched a devastating cyber attack on on Liberian cell phone operator Lonestar in October 2015, which became so powerful they knocked out the west African country’s internet the following year.

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He was hired by a senior employee at rival operator Cellcom, Britain’s National Crime Agency said in a statement although there is no suggestion that Cellcom was aware of the activity.

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Kaye was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court in central London to two years and eight months in prison after he pled guilty to the crime.

Lonestar spent $600K trying to remedy the attack and lost millions in revenue to the additional impact of customers leaving the network.

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