DDoS hacker who left his wife for a fictitious online lover jailed for two years

For all its positive aspects, there are some pretty ugly things which happen on the internet too.

Take this extraordinary tale, for instance, of how two men falling out with each other, ignited into an attack which involved sadistic revenge, 100,000 compromised computers around the world, divorce and one of the men being sent to jail.

Yesterday, a New Jersey judge sentenced 48-year-old Bruce Raisley to two years in prison for launching a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against websites that had published humiliating stories about his adulterous “affair” with a fictitious online lover.

In the mid-2000s, computer programmer Raisley became uncomfortable with the techniques used by “Perverted Justice”, a controversial group who posed as minors on internet chatrooms in an attempt to ensnare paedophiles, and questioned the legality of their activities….

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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