The Hacker Who Took Down a Country

Number 28525
Subject Technology
Year 2019
Publication Date December 2019
Summary The story chronicled how one hacker took nearly a whole country offline and revealed, for the first time, how and why he did it. Our reporting showed that Daniel Kaye was a mercenary, that he’d been paid to carry out the attack by the CEO of a large African telecommunications company, who had since gone into hiding. The story gave an unprecedented insight into the world of darkweb hackers and the unscrupulous figures who hire them.
Category IRE Contest Entry
Keywords Kit Chellel, hacker, Daniel Kaye, mercenary, telecommunications, Africa, darkweb
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