..

Man Sentenced in Extortion of Online Gambling Websites

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:
Jun/27/2011

An unidentified man from Frankfurt, Germany has been sentenced for his role in attempting to extort monies from at least six online gambling websites during the 2010 World Cup by threatening DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks.

Distributed Denial of Service attacks attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users.  Typically this includes saturating the target machine with external communications requests, such that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds so slowly as to be rendered effectively unavailable.

Over the past decade, online gambling websites were among the first targets of DDoS due to their vulnerability coupled with massive cash incentives for the culprits, many of whom were based out of Russia and Eastern European countries. 

In 2006, one Russian gang forced British bookmakers to pay out $4m in blackmail money. 

The unidentified man reportedly used a rented Russian botnet to demand 2,500 euros from each of the bookmakers.  Only three paid.

The man will face a 34-month sentence and 350,000 euros fine.

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

2021 NBA Futures Shift, Lakers Now Favored to Win With Westbrook Trade

2021 NBA Futures Shift, Lakers Now Favored to Win With Westbrook Trade

The draft day trade between the Lakers and Wizards that sent Russell Westbrook to L.A. has shaken up the odds board.

Dave Portnoy Big Underdog to Brooks Koepka in Golf Match

Dave Portnoy Big Underdog to Brooks Koepka in Golf Match

Barstool founder Dave Portnoy and major champion golfer Brooks Koepka will compete in a charity golf match on September 7, and according to Vegas, El Presidente will walk away as the loser.

2021 World Series Odds Shift Following Trading Deadline Frenzy

2021 World Series Odds Shift Following Trading Deadline Frenzy

The Dodgers have been World Series favorites the entire season, and their odds got even better following yesterday's trade for Max Scherzer and Trae Turner.

Nevada Casinos See Robust June Ahead of New Mask Mandates

Nevada Casinos See Robust June Ahead of New Mask Mandates

Nevada casinos rode a robust economic rebound from coronavirus restrictions in June, taking in more than $1 billion in winnings for the fourth straight month and nearly reaching the all-time record set a month earlier, state regulators reported Thursday.

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends, Series Previews, Starting Pitcher Analyses

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends, Series Previews, Starting Pitcher Analyses

Gambling911.com has your updated betting analysis for the Tampa Bay Rays updated July 29, 2021.

Syndicate