Battlefield 1 beta hackers may get 10 years in prison

Two teenage hackers have been caught and could face up to 10 years in prison for DDoSing game servers.

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The hackers responsible for Battlefield 1's DDoS attacks--as well as many others--have been caught by federal authorities and could face some serious jail time for their cybercrimes.

Battlefield 1 beta hackers may get 10 years in prison |

The two 19 year old hackers--Zachary Buchta from the U.S. and Bradley Jan Willem van Rooy from the Netherlands--have been charged for masterminding DDoS attacks for Lizard Squad and Poodlecorp, selling DDoS software and fraudulent credit cards.

The duo allegedly carried out a number of DDoS strikes, including the most recent crippling the Battlefield 1 beta servers. After the beta DDoS, Lizard Squad promised to smash Battlefield 1's servers once again when it launched on October 21.

The hackers face maximum sentences of 10 years in prison for their crimes.

Read Also: Six people busted for using Lizard Squad's custom DDoS tool


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