A British hacker, whose cyber attacks led to the entire Republic of Liberia leaving offline, was arrested, and sentenced to nearly three years in prison.
Namely, in October 2015, Daniel Kaye carried out a series of attacks on the Liberian company Lonestar, which is one of the major mobile operators in this country, and the attacks were so strong that this West African Republic remained offline for much of next year. The investigation found that a hacker was hired by an employee of Cellcom's rival company, but there is no evidence that the company's leaders were familiar with the plan.
Kaye pleaded guilty, and accepted responsibility for creating a bot network – a series of computers that were linked to the goal of attacking systems, and was sentenced on January 11 for a term of two years and eight months. During the trial, it was established that the Accused, while staying in Cyprus, caused several DdoS attacks on Lonestar, which led the company to spend more than 600 thousand dollars to mitigate the consequences of the attack. In addition, due to the problems at the time, users abandoned the network massively, which led to losses that were measured in tens of millions of dollars.
The attacker was arrested in February 2017 and immediately deported to Germany, where he admitted he was also responsible for the attacks on Deutsche Telekom, which endangered millions of users in November 2016. Experts point out that it is a highly professional hacker-mercenary whose activities have compromised the operations of a large number of companies around the world, and as its biggest "achievement" it is said that it managed to deprive the entire nation of the whole nation and closed the window to the world.