[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-108: Teenagers prosecuted for hacking and bringing down web hosting company

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Tue May 17 08:54:11 EDT 2011


WHID 2011-108: Teenagers prosecuted for hacking and bringing down web
hosting company

Entry Title: WHID 2011-108: Teenagers prosecuted for hacking and bringing
down web hosting company
WHID ID: 2011-108
Date Occurred: April 2009
Attack Method: Unknown
Application Weakness: Unknown
Outcome: Downtime
Attacked Entity Field: Hosting Providers
Attacked Entity Geography:
Incident Description: According to the Met, using the alias 'Colonel Root',
Woodham hacked into web hosting company ŒPunkyhosting' in April 2009. It
detected the attack and made attempts to prevent it. In response, Woodham
repeatedly attacked the company over a number of weeks, causing it to cease
trading. He then sent a taunting email gloating about his actions.
Mass Attack: No
Reference: 
http://www.scmagazineuk.com/teenagers-prosecuted-for-hacking-and-bringing-do
wn-web-hosting-company/article/202997/
Attack Source Geography:


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