Alan Mudd was sentenced to two years in a young offender's institution by a UK court for creating, selling and using Distributed Denial of Service malware.
A new social network named Mastodon popped up a few months ago that is designed to deliver a decentralised, open-source experience, but its unique structure may make its members vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
The initial attacks began on 20 March when BrickBot 1.0 and 2.0 began pinging a Radware honeypot, Radware said in a security alert.
The signal takes advantage of two known exploits found in the browsers that run in the background while the TV is operating and can be used to control several sets at the same time, reported ARS Technica.
Senakh plead guilty in United States District Court District of Minnesota for conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and to commit wire fraud.