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DDoS Hackers Plead Guilty for 2010 Attack

by: Bryon Turcotte  /  December 10, 2013


Tags: Cyber Crime, data center security, Hostwinds, information technology, networking, servers, web hosting, web site 

Individuals representing the "hacker" group Anonymous stood in front of a California federal court on Friday, December 6th, and plead guilty for their involvement in the 2010 PayPal DDoS attacks, according to a recent article published on the PingZine website. In December of that year, the report states that the "_hacker-activist group_" launched an attack on PayPal for suspending WikiLeaks associated accounts.

The article indicates that ten group members plead guilty to felony charges, and three were charged with misdemeanors. The United States attorney's office announced that those who have to plead guilty to felony charges could be adjusted to a misdemeanor charge in 2014 if their agreement with the court is successfully followed.

Pierre Omidyar, a founder of eBay and owner of PayPal, was quoted in the article to say, "_I can understand that the protesters were upset by PayPal's actions and felt that they were participating in an online demonstration of their frustration. That is their right, and I support freedom of expression, even when it's my own company that is the target._"

Read more about this case and when sentence hearings will begin in the original article at the PingZine website.

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  December 10, 2013

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