A computer scientist has been sentenced to one month in prison suspended for trying to get tickets to rock festival Hellfest, who snapped in a few minutes, hacking the box office, we learned Saturday at the prosecutor's office in Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis).
Annoyed by the queue, the man, who works in cybersecurity and is part of a group of hackers, had scheduled the opening of tickets for sale on October 9 at noon the sending of 46,000 connections , to be sure to get your ticket. Result: he had blocked the servers of the ticketing online.
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.
The Hellfest 2020 already complete
Judged in an immediate appearance Friday evening in Bobigny court for "fraudulent maintenance in an automated data processing system", he was also fined. The prosecution had required three months of suspended sentence.
At the last edition of 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.
VIDEO. On board the special train for the Hellfest