21 years old

APC Australia - - Numbercrunch -

AGE OF THE THREE CODERS RE­SPON­SI­BLE FOR BRING­ING DOWN THE IN­TER­NET WITH DOS AT­TACKS IN 2016 In 2016, the Mi­rai bot­net in­fected hun­dreds of thou­sands of con­nected de­vices around the world, which, in turn, were used to DDoS sev­eral in­ter­net in­fra­struc­ture firms that man­aged the likes of PayPal, Twit­ter, and Spotify. Three in­di­vid­u­als, all aged 21, have plead guilty to var­i­ous charges re­lat­ing to the de­vel­op­ment and use of Mi­rai, in­clud­ing writ­ing the code and in­fect­ing de­vices for crim­i­nal gain, as the tar­geted in­ter­net firms were ri­vals to the hack­ers’ own busi­ness.

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