Anonymous hacker group: Two jailed in UK for cyber attacks

Two men who carried out cyber attacks for the Anonymous hacking group have been jailed.Christopher Weatherhead, 22, of Northampton, and Ashley Rhodes, 28, of Camberwell, London, were jailed for 18 months and seven months respectively.The two men carried out distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks which paralyse computer systems by flooding them with online requests. see:Anonymous hackers jailed for cyber attacks
A student and a church volunteer have been jailed for carrying out cyber attacks with the hacking group Anonymous, including one online assault that cost the payments giant PayPal at least £3.5m.Christopher Weatherhead, a Northampton University student, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday for his part in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on PayPal, Visa and Mastercard in December 2010.

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