Two of the Anonymous hackers from the United Kingdom, involved back in 2010 in the distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against PayPal, have been sentenced to prison by the Southwark Crown Court in London.
Christopher Weatherhead, who pleaded not guilty in November 2012, has been sentenced to 1.5 years in prison, RT reports
He is believed to be the leader of the group who attacked PayPal, MasterCard and Visa after they blocked donations to WikiLeaks in 2010.
Another defendant in the case, Ashley Roads, has been sentenced to 7 months in prison.
A six-month suspended prison sentence has been given to Peter Gibson. Authorities believe he has had a smaller role in the attacks.
There’s one more hacker who pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him, but he hasn’t been sentenced yet.
During the trial, PayPal representatives said
the attack had cost them $5.5 million (4.3 million EUR).