Hacker Jailed for 2 Years After Xbox Live, Minecraft Attacks

Adam Mudd, a teenager who set up a business which sold hacking software to various criminals, has been jailed for two years.

According to The Guardian, Mudd created the Titanium Stresser program when he was 16, which has since carried out over 1.7 million cyber attacks. Websites and companies affected include Microsoft as well as Xbox Live, TeamSpeak, and Minecraft.

Since he created the program, Mudd has made over £386,000 in both US dollars and bitcoins. The prosecutor, Jonathan Polany, said that there are over 112,000 registered users of Titanium Stresser, and that over 660,000 IP addresses have been attacked using it.

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Source: IGN