Man accused of hacking into Riot server and selling player data.
Yesterday a 21 year-old Australian man by the name of Shane Duffy was accused of hacking into a Riot Games server. He reportedly accessed player data and proceeded to sell the information for thousands of dollars.
The police state that the arrest was the conclusion of a six month investigation in which the FBI was assisting. They allege that Mr. Duffy utilized the data to sell the IP addresses of several players, which, for those wondering, could be used by either opponents or pranksters to launch DDOS attacks. In addition they state that Mr. Duffy received a total of 880 separate payments for the data just last month.
Mr. Duffy’s mother is disputing the allegations, however, stating that her son has Asperger’s syndrome and had stopped going to school in the fourth grade “because the education system did not want him”. She does admit that he would be capable of the crime, due to his advanced computer skills, she claims that the information he did access was already leaked online by somebody else.
Is she correct, or is the mother simply defending her child out of love?
Source: The Australian.