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British hacker imprisoned over Internet collapse in Liberia


A hacker from Britain has to serve prison for 30 months for carrying out a cyber assault that unintentionally crashed the Internet all over Liberia. Daniel Kaye pleaded guilty to hitting a phone company in Africa that knocked down Liberia's Internet 3 years ago.


Kaye carried out several assaults serially against Lonestar the mobile phone operator in Liberia during October 2015 that was too powerful and so crashed the Internet in the West African nation. According to the National Crime Agency (NCA) of Britain, an employee of higher rank with Cellcom a rival operator paid thirty year old Kaye for executing the assaults, albeit there's little indication of Cellcom actually being knowledgeable about the activity.


For his attacks Kaye used a strong PC virus which he adapted into a network of bots that made zombies out of innumerable computers running online, prosecutors told the court. A network of bots or botnet comprises of PCs on which malware had been planted so that somebody could remotely issue commands to the particular network. An enormously huge traffic flowing across the network of zombies was responsible for the Internet disruption across Liberia.


Head of Operations Mike Hulett at National Cyber Crime Unit of NCA says Daniel Kaye was working like an extremely dexterous as well as able hacker for a fee. Because of his operations, many businesses located worldwide experienced substantial damages, demonstrating how cyber-crime defied all borders. The victims thereof suffered massive costs in dollars while were forced to expend extensively for mitigation purposes, Mr. Hulett elaborates. Edition.cnn.com posted this online dated January 12, 2019.


When Kaye was executing his assaults, Liberia's Internet worked with the help of providers counting just a few numbers as well as a more or less low powered Atlantic cable. Countries in Europe, by comparison, work with highly secured Internet so Internauts receive traffic via numerous separate connection routes. In the case of Kaye, Lonestar received such bulk traffic that the whole countrywide system clogged.


Sharing with British Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Hulett cited investigators who were continuing at unearthing deeply Key's entire gamut of criminality across globe.


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