Adam Mudd developed software which led to more than 1.7million cyber attacks
A LAD who created a computer bug at age 15 and made almost £400,000 by selling it to cyber criminals was motivated for “status”, a court has heard.
Adam Mudd, now 20, faces jail after admitting to hacking and money laundering, with the court hearing his sophisticated hacking software led to more than 1.7million attacks on websites worldwide.
As a teen, the young man designed the system, Titanium Stresser, causing chaos by carrying out almost 600 denial of service himself between December 2015 to March 2015.
He then sold on the system to more than 112,000 registered users, who hacked more than 666,00 IP addresses.
The Old Bailey heard that the young man, who has Asperger’s, was motivated by status with the money-making “by the by”.
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Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay said the hacks had caused “incalculable” damage, saying: “Where there are computers there are attacks, almost every major city in the world, with hot spots in France, Paris, around the UK.”
At the time of his arrest in March 2015, Mudd was in his bedroom and had refused to unlock his bedroom door until his father stepped in.
Among the targets were RuneScape, who was hit 25,000 times by attacks.
What he was seeking to acquire was his position in his world – status
Judge Michael Topolski
Targets also included Minecraft, Xbox Live, and the computer gamers’ communications tool TeamSpeak with Judge Michael Topolski QC saying: “What he was seeking to acquire was his position in the world – status.
“I have a duty to the public who are worried about this… damaged by this all the time. It’s terrifying.”
Mudd will be sentenced this week.
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