German Creator of Site Crashing Program Gets Heavier Sentence
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The 21-year-old hacker with the alias "Mixter", who allegedly created the program used for the crash of several big-name sites in February, was sentenced late Friday by the Hanover regional court to a 6-month youth prison sentence.
The sentence was suspended to a two-year period of parole. Prosecution points included "computer sabotage" and "spying for data" and other attacks on businesses in 1998. The damage was estimated at DEM 34,000 ($16,500).
Mixter, however, dissociated himself from these attacks and offered the companies concerned advice on his homepage on how to guard against the program. This sentence is not directly related to the now infamous program, but instead follows an earlier offence by the hacker.