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Spanish Hacker Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

A hacker who stopped over a third of Spanish computer users from using the Internet has been sentenced to two years in jail. 26-year-old Santiago Garrido used a computer worm to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks after he was expelled from the popular “Hispano” IRC chat room for not following rules. The attacks disrupted an estimated three million users of the Wanadoo, ONO, Lleida Net and other internet service providers, amounting to a third of all of Spain’s internet users at the time of the offence in 2003. Full Story

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