Tucker Preston, a co-founder of the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation company BackConnect, has admitted to funding DDoS attacks. The 22-year-old was in court last week where he pleaded guilty to one count of damaging a protected computer by the transmission of a program, code, or command. According to his own estimations, the attack caused approximately $5,000 in damage to the business which was targeted. The name of the company which was targeted is being withheld, but it was indicated that the event took place in or around December of 2015. The charge which Preston pleaded guilty to has a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
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