Washington Man Sentenced for Role in Developing Mirai Successor Botnets

Kenneth Currin Schuchman, 22, of Vancouver, WA, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve 13 months in prison. He and his criminal associates developed distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnets. The defendant used the botnets to facilitate DDoS attacks, which occur when multiple computers acting in unison flood targeted computers with information to prevent them from being able to access the internet. The three defendants responsible for creating the Mirai botnet, the computer attack platform that inspired the successor botnets, were previously sentenced.

Source: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ak/pr/washington-man-sentenced-role-developing-mirai-successor-botnets

Previous Post

Was it only 100,000 Gmail credentials? Industry views

Next Post

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Implements Guardium To Safeguard Customer Data, Automate PCI-DSS Controls

Related Posts