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1 year prison for WoW player that crashed Blizzard servers

WoW player that hacked and crashed Blizzard servers gets 1 year in a federal prison.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Tue, May 8 2018 11:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

I really don't see how people think they'll achieve anything good out of doing things like this, but you might remember the Romanian World of Warcraft player that hacked Blizzard's servers, who has now been sentenced and fined.

1 year prison for WoW player that crashed Blizzard servers | TweakTown.com

Calin Mateias hit the World of Warcraft servers between February and September 2010 with a series of DDoS attacks, so much so that the FBI stepped in to help out in an investigation that spanned an entire year. Mateias was indicted in 2011, and hasn't come back to Romania, instead extradited to the US last November and then in February, he pleaded guilty to "intentional damage to a protected computer".

Mateias was sentenced by United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II with one year in federal prison and fined $29,987 in restitution to Blizzard, which he has already paid.

Why did Mateias do it? The Department of Justice said the World of Warcraft gamer acted in revenge of team mates in his guild. He would reportedly fight with his guildmates when he wasn't picked for raid teams, or received his split of the loot when he did work in the raids.

After a few of these, Mateias was pissed off and decided to DDoS the World of Warcraft servers just so other WoW fans couldn't play. GGEZ.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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