Daybreak Game Company, formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment, had a hard time in 2013 with a major hack by Austin Thompson, 23, to Utah resident, who committed the operation of his games and games. data of its users. After a lengthy judicial process that has lasted for years, the hacker has been sentenced by the US Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California to 27 months in prison and a significant financial compensation that approaches $ 100,000 for the firm that He suffered his attacks.
As the Polygon portal explains, Thompson belonged to a group called DerpTrolling that would have caused problems for other online video game services such as Battle.Net, League of Legends or DOTA 2 in 2013. Although it seems that the conflict started after a discussion with a League of Legends streamer on Twitch, the problem ended up getting out of hand while DerpTrolling claimed that their attacks were promoted by “laughter”. It is also related to a false bomb threat that forced a flight that was flying then the president of the firm, John Smedley.
The history of the old Sony Online Entertainment with hackers is long and dilated. His former president was always very affected by the current problem, and never hesitated to enter the rag with public statements that did nothing but motivate new attacks by other groups of hackers. Smedley ended up costing the position. Thompson, meanwhile, will enter prison on August 23.