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AR activist bomb hoax teen found guilty and sentenced to rehabilitation


A 16-yr old from Plymouth has been sentenced to a two year rehabilitation order by Plymouth Youth Court. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had admitted to several distributed denial of service cyber-attacks against SeaWorld in both Florida and Devon. SeaWorld estimated the attacks had cost them £353,000. He was also found guilty in July of sending bomb hoax threats to Delta Airlines and American Airlines.

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One of the threats read: “One of those lovely Boeing airplanes has a tick, tick, ticking in it. Hurry gentlemen, the clock is ticking”

According to the BBC:

“The teenager was found guilty of two offences under the Criminal Law Act relating to the communication of bomb threats and pleaded guilty to three offences under Section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act relating to denial of service attacks.”