Mirai Author Gets House Arrest for DDoS Attacks on University

From securityweek.com

The author of the Mirai malware has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the systems of Rutgers University.

Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, New Jersey, was sentenced on Friday in a New Jersey court after pleading guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). In addition to home confinement and paying restitution, Jha’s sentence includes 2,500 hours of community service and five years of supervised release.

Authorities accused him of launching several DDoS attacks on Rutgers between November 2014 and September 2016.

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