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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian sentenced to prison in US for attacks on World of Warcraft

A Romanian hacker was sentenced to one year in federal prison in the US for orchestrating a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the European servers of famous game World of Warcraft.

A United States District Judge ruled the sentence against Calin Mateias, according to a press release from the United States Department of Justice. The Romanian was also ordered to pay USD 29,987 in restitution to Blizzard Entertainment, the Irvine-based owner and operator of World of Warcraft.

Mateias, 38, has been in custody since November 20 after being extradited from Romania. He is accused of having launched DDoS attacks on World of Warcraft servers in Europe between February and September 2010. These attacks caused World of Warcraft servers to crash and prevented some paying customers from accessing the game.

After being indicted in this case in 2011 and extradited from Romania last year, Calin Mateias pleaded guilty in February to one count of intentional damage to a protected computer.

Romanian hackers used surveillance cameras in Washington DC to spread ransomware

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: World of Warcraft on Facebook)

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian sentenced to prison in US for attacks on World of Warcraft

A Romanian hacker was sentenced to one year in federal prison in the US for orchestrating a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the European servers of famous game World of Warcraft.

A United States District Judge ruled the sentence against Calin Mateias, according to a press release from the United States Department of Justice. The Romanian was also ordered to pay USD 29,987 in restitution to Blizzard Entertainment, the Irvine-based owner and operator of World of Warcraft.

Mateias, 38, has been in custody since November 20 after being extradited from Romania. He is accused of having launched DDoS attacks on World of Warcraft servers in Europe between February and September 2010. These attacks caused World of Warcraft servers to crash and prevented some paying customers from accessing the game.

After being indicted in this case in 2011 and extradited from Romania last year, Calin Mateias pleaded guilty in February to one count of intentional damage to a protected computer.

Romanian hackers used surveillance cameras in Washington DC to spread ransomware

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: World of Warcraft on Facebook)

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