A hacker was given a one-month suspended prison sentence for trying to get tickets for Hellfest, one of the hottest music festivals.
The man, who works in cybersecurity and is part of a group of hackers, scheduled from the opening of the tickets for sale on October 9 at noon the dispatch of 46,000 connections that blocked the ticketing servers. line, we learned from a judicial source. He had been arrested in Brittany by the investigation brigade on information technology fraud of the Judicial Police of Paris, according to this same source. The hacker did not have a criminal record.
Judged in immediate appearance Friday evening October 19 at the court of Bobigny for "fraudulent retention in an automated data processing system"he was also fined. The prosecution had required three months of suspended sentence.
At the last edition of the Hellfest held in Clisson near Nantes (Loire-Atlantique), the 55,000 pass had passed in half an hour, even before the program was unveiled, had indicated the festival. And the 15th edition, from June 19 to 21, 2020, is already full.