Adam Mudd, now 20 years old, was sentenced to two years imprisonment for setting up a global computer hacking business. Adam created Titanium Stresser software when he was 16 years old. The software has carried out over 1.7m websites including major websites like Minecraft, Xbox Live and Microsoft. According to reports he profited almost $500,000 in US dollars and bitcoins from selling the software.
The judge refused to suspend the jail term and stressed that the business that Adam sets up is a serious money making business. The judge added that the software Titanium Stresser was doing exactly what Mudd created it to do. The judge sent the defendant to a young offender institution.
Mudd, who lived with his parents, had previously undiagnosed Asperger syndrome and was eager to gain status in the online gaming community than the money. He carried out about 600 of DDoS attacks against 181 IP addresses in 2014 and 2015. The man admitted to security breaches against his college while he was studying computer science. On one occasion, the college hacking affected 70 other schools and colleges, including Cambridge, Essex and East Anglia universities.
It was revealed that there were more than 112,000 registered users of Titanium Stresser who hacked about 666,000 IP addresses worldwide. Mudd created the software in September 2013 using a fake name and address in Manchester. His customers were offered a variety of payment plans, including discounts for bulk purchases, as well as a referral program.
The teenager was arrested in March 2015, when he was in his bedroom at his computer. Mudd refused to unlock the machine before his father intervened. He was expelled from college and now works as a kitchen porter, banned from the Internet for 2 years – this was a form of punishment for any computer-obsessed teenager.
His sentencing comes on the day that alleged hacker Lauri Love was given the go-ahead to challenge his extradition to the United States. American authorities have been fighting for Love, suffering from Asperger syndrome, to face trial on hacking charges. He could face 99 years in prison if he is found guilty. Love is alleged to have stolen huge amounts of data from a wide range of the US agencies, including the Federal Reserve, the US army, Nasa and the FBI. source: Extratorrent