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British Hacker Gets Nearly 3 Years In Liberian Telecom Attack

Law360 (January 11, 2019, 5:22 PM EST) -- A British hacker was sentenced to 32 months in prison at a London criminal court on Friday for computer attacks that temporarily left Liberia without internet, after being extradited from Germany in connection with attacks on major banks. 

Daniel Kaye, 30, had previously pled guilty in December to creating an army of enslaved computers to attack Liberian telecoms provider Lonestar MTN, disabling internet across the country. Although linked to similar attacks on Lloyds Banking Group PLC and Barclays Bank PLC in 2017, a judge at Blackfriars Crown Court dismissed those allegations Friday, and Kaye received the nearly three-year sentence. 

The National Crime Agency said...

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