Recently, an Ohio man, James Robinson was sentenced to six years in prison for a series of DDoS attacks against the website of the Akron, Ohio, and Akron police departments. After being arrested, he pleaded guilty to all charges. Most of these allegations are easy to prove because Robinson has publicly recorded all the attacks that occurred on Twitter. In addition, Robinson was found to be in contact with Anonymous hacker groups on Twitter via the username “AkronPhoenix420”.
According to his records, the targets are the websites of the Ministry of National Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the Ministry of Finance, and NATO. Most of these attacks did not cause large-scale disruptions, but the main target of Robinson’s most frequent attacks was the police station website “akronohio.gov” in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. In the trial after the arrest, Robinson told investigators that he hated the police in the city.
After pleading guilty, Robinson was sentenced to six years in prison and was ordered to pay $668,684 to Akron City officials.