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By SecureWorld News Team
Thu | Jun 27, 2019 | 6:09 AM PDT

Talk about a double whammy.

A Belgian hacker who threw a Molotov cocktail just got his prison sentence extended because of a thumb drive he accidentally dropped during the attack.

Naked Security reported on what the investigators found:

The USB held evidence showing that the man, identified in court documents only as Brecht S., was a member of the hacker groups that brand themselves as Anonymous Belgium and Cyber Crew.

It also implicated the man in launching a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against Crelan Bank that took it offline for hours, and that he extorted a pizza shop, DDoS-ing it several times until the pizzeria paid him to call off the attacks.

Investigators who searched Brecht’s devices and history reportedly found evidence that Brecht had participated in large-scale international cyber attacks, including attacks launched against the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA): the world soccer’s governing body.

Hacking a bank, a pizzeria, and FIFA? That guy dropped quite a resume from his pocket.

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