[ISN] Spanish hacker jailed for two years

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Thu Feb 9 01:41:51 EST 2006


By John Leyden
8th February 2006 

A Spanish hacker who launched a denial of service attack that hobbled 
the net connections of an estimated three million users has been 
jailed for two years and fined €1.4m. Santiago Garrido, 26, (AKA 
Ronnie and Mike25) launched the attack using a computer worm in 
retaliation for been banned from the popular "Hispano" IRC chat room 
for breaking its rules.

The resulting surge in malicious traffic disrupted an estimated three 
million users of Wanadoo, ONO, Lleida Net and other ISPs, or 
approximately a third of Spain's net users, at the time of the 2003 
attack. ®

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