Man jailed for cyber attacks against police websites in revenge for bomb hoax conviction

A 20-year-old man has been jailed for 16 months after launching cyber attacks against police websites.

Liam Reece Watts used specialist software to overload the Greater Manchester Police and Cheshire Police websites in separate attacks which temporarily brought down the sites.

He said the attack on Cheshire Police was in retaliation for a previous conviction over a bomb hoax which he made days after the Manchester Arena bombing.

The systems were targeted in distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks, in which websites are targeted by a network of computers, or botnet.

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Source: Sky News