A Man From New Mexico sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for DDoS Attacks on various victims including  business competitors , prior employers and public services.

A DDoS attack is a malicious attempt to disable or interrupt service to a computer or website, usually by causing large amounts of Internet traffic to be directed to the computer or website

Since various Powerful DDoS attacks are being targeted on many organisation and the companies should focus on DDoS protection also you can regularly check the DDoS Attacks risk cost of your organisation using DDoS Downtime Cost Calculator.

John Kelsey Gammell, A man used his own computers and other underground DDoS services “DDoS-for-hire” where he purchased to launch DDoS attacks.


Also he purchased the services of companies such as VDoS, CStress, Inboot, Booter.xyz and IPStresser,

Gammell Mainly targeted the websites that belongs to the companies that he used to work for,companies that declined to hire him, competitors of his business.

According to Court Press release, he initiated attacks using these DDoS-for-hire companies against dozens of victims, including but not limited to Washburn Computer Group, the Minnesota State Courts, Dakota County Technical College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, and others. 

He used various sophisticated techniques to evade the detection and bypass the targeted victims DDoS mitigation to maintain his persistence of the attack.

Also he applied the advance tactics using IP address anonymization services to mask his identity and location, Using cryptocurrency, he purchased multiple DDoS Hiring services to launch heavy attack on victims.

“FBI find an various equipments 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.

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BALAJI is a Former Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.


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