By John Leyden
8th February 2006
A Spanish hacker who launched a denial of service attack that hobbled
the net connections of an estimated three million users has been
jailed for two years and fined =801.4m. Santiago Garrido, 26, (AKA
Ronnie and Mike25) launched the attack using a computer worm in
retaliation for been banned from the popular "Hispano" IRC chat room
for breaking its rules.
The resulting surge in malicious traffic disrupted an estimated three
million users of Wanadoo, ONO, Lleida Net and other ISPs, or
approximately a third of Spain's net users, at the time of the 2003
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