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Hacker Dshocker headed to prison

Date: November 20, 2008

The Massachusetts-based computer hacker operating under the pseudonym “Dshocker” pled guilty Tuesday to “computer intrusion, interstate threats and wire fraud” and will do time in prison, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston.

The now-17-year-old hacker’s name was not disclosed due to laws governing the treatment of juvenile offenders. He is a resident of Worcester.

Between 2005 and this year, Dshocker broke into multiple corporate computer systems and manipulated thousands of other computers in a so-called “botnet” (a network of infected computers). He then used that network of computers to launch cyberattacks on other computer servers and telephone systems, among other improprieties.
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