Hacker on trial for €100k British Airways DoS attack

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A 23-year-old man appeared in court to face charges for allegedly launching Denial of Service attacks against British Airways, two police websites and a game retailer.

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A 23-year-old British man appeared in a court to face charges for allegedly launching Denial of Service attacks against British Airways, two police websites and a game retailer.

Paul Dixon was arrested in October 2014 in relation to attacks that took the airlines website offline for an hour, costing the airline an estimated €100,000  (£77,000), and the gaming retailer site CeX between €400 and €500  (£307 and £384), the Daily Mirror reported.

He has been charged with five counts of carrying out unauthorised acts to impair the operation or access to a computer, according to the publication.

If convicted, Dixon faces up to 10 years in prison. He is scheduled to again appear in court on 14 June.

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