Daybreak DDoS Attacker Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor July 4, 2019
Share:

Yet another person has been sentenced for his participation in 2013 DDoS attacks against (then) Sony Online Entertainment (now) Daybreak Game Company, as well as other gaming companies. Earlier this week, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California announced that former "DerpTrolling" member Austin Thompson will spend the next 27 months in prison. He has also been ordered to pay $95,000 in restitution to Daybreak.

The 27-year-old Utah native was not only associated with DerpTrolling, but stated in his plea agreement that he was in charge of the group's Twitter account. The same account was used to announce planned attacks against their victims and later posted screenshots as proof that the servers had been taken down.

Thompson is scheduled to begin serving his sentence on August 23 of this year.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: daybreak game company.

About the Author

QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (3)

--- 2 years ago
gg

Cloak 2 years ago
Daybreak should be the ones going to prison for false advertising and fraud. First start with John Smedly then get all his other lackeys that lied along side him. H1Z1 bigger lie than NoManSky!

+++ 2 years ago
Great even for so bad company but say it to putler hacker, bot ,troll farms


You May Enjoy

CCP Games Named One Of The Best Places To Work

CCP Games Named One Of The Best Places To Work

Easier to fit in and less frustrating than learning to play Eve Online.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Dead By Daylight Devs To Remove Leatherface Masks Following Racist Harassment

Dead By Daylight Devs To Remove Leatherface Masks Following Racist Harassment

"We will not tolerate hateful activity" and "we absolutely condemn this behaviour."

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Tibia Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary By Finally Adding Sound To the Game

Tibia Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary By Finally Adding Sound To the Game

There are still events and things, too.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
New World PTR Opens Up To Players Today, Including New Expedition Mutators

New World PTR Opens Up To Players Today, Including New Expedition Mutators

It is limited-availability, so you’ll want to get in early.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
The Forbidden Court Of The Floral Palace Hard Mode Unlocks In Swords Of Legends Online Today

The Forbidden Court Of The Floral Palace Hard Mode Unlocks In Swords Of Legends Online Today

It’s time to earn your level 120 gear.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
See More
Live Giveaways