The British hacker Daniel Kaye has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for the cyberattack on Liberian telecom firms.
The British hacker Daniel Kaye (29) has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for the 2016 attack that took down telecommunications services in Liberia.
Kaye pleaded guilty in December to two charges under the Computer Misuse Act and one charge of possessing criminal property.
Judge Alexander Milne QC at Blackfriars Crown Court in London declared that Kaye had committed a “cynical” financial crime.
An employee of the rival firm Cellcom paid Kaye to carry out a DDoS attack on the Liberian phone and internet provider Lonestar.