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Hacker, 15, who brought down Microsoft and Sony from his bedroom sold his computer bug to criminals for £386,000

Author: Brittany Vonow / Source: The Sun

A LAD who created a computer bug at age 15 and made almost £400,000 by selling it to cyber criminals was motivated for “status”, a court has heard.

Adam Mudd, now 20, faces jail after admitting to hacking and money laundering, with the court hearing his sophisticated hacking software led to more than 1.7million attacks on websites worldwide.

Adam Mudd, now 20, designed a hacking program that affected almost every major city in the world

As a teen, the young man designed the system, Titanium Stresser, causing chaos by carrying out almost 600 denial of service himself between December 2015 to March 2015.

He then sold on the system to more than 112,000 registered users,…

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