Back in the spring of this year, 21-year-old US citizen Sergey Usatyuk pleaded guilty to owning, administering, and supporting services and sites related to DDoS boosters.
Between August 2015 and November 2017, Usatyuk with his unnamed accomplice from Canada managed resources such as ExoStress.in, QuezStresser.com, Betabooter.com, Databooter.com, Instabooter.com, Polystress.com and Zstress.net.
According to the investigation, only ExoStresser, which appeared in September 2017, is responsible for 1,367,610 DDoS attacks and because of it various networks stood idle for 109,186 hours.
By leasing out the power for DDoS attacks and advertising other boosters, Usatyuk and his accomplice earned a total of approximately $ 550,000 before the authorities became interested.
Now the US Department of Justice reportedthat this week Sergey Usatyuk was sentenced to 13 months in prison, followed by another three years of release under supervision, during which Ustyuk will be under the scrutiny of the relevant authorities.