A 46-year-old Mexico man John Kelsey Gammell was sentenced by Department of Justice’s Criminal Division for launching the DDoS attack against websites of his prior employers, business competitors, and public services.
Gammel launched DDoS attacks by running tools on his own computers, as well as opted DDoS-for-hire subscriptions form a number of companies including VDoS, CStress, Inboot, Booter[.]xyz and IPStresser.
According to the department of justice “from at least in or about July 2015 through in or about March 2017, Gammell engaged in a campaign of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on websites throughout the United States.”
Gammell Mainly targeted the websites that belong to the companies that he used to work for, companies that declined to hire him, competitors of his business.
New Mexico Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Directing Computer Attacks Against Websites of Dozens of Victims and Felon-In-Possession Charges https://t.co/Hq43oZuQhx
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) May 17, 2018
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“FBI find various types of equipment such as AR-15 assault rifles, upper and lower receivers, a pistol grip, a trigger guard, 15 high-capacity magazines, a buttstock, a buffer tube, and 420 rounds of 5.56 x 45mm full metal jacket rifle ammunition in Colorado, where he worked.”
“Gammell pleaded guilty on Jan. 17, to one count of conspiracy to cause intentional damage and he was sentenced to serve 180 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright of the District of Minnesota.” Official said.