In 2018, social media influencer Logan Paul and KSI staged a ‘white collar’ boxing match in front of a packed Manchester Arena in the UK. The match was broadcast live on his YouTube and reported 1.3 million pay-per-view purchases.
That fight kick-started the celebrity fighting trend and now rivals the popularity of mainstream combat sports (and certainly web traffic). After the first match ended in a draw, Paul and KSI had a rematch in 2019 in a fight that aired on DAZN. KSI won the match by split decision. On the undercard, Jake Paul made his professional debut. happened since then.
This week, a Belfast court has ruled on the teenager who nearly saved us from this celebrity boxing craze.of BBC Josh Maunder, 19, has reportedly been found guilty of creating a virus that targeted the server that hosted the original KSI vs. Paul fight.
Maunder’s virus targeted websites through a method known as “distributed denial of service.”
Maunder was sentenced to 20 months in prison, suspended for three years.
The judge in his lawsuit said Maunder’s cyberattacks were “malicious”, “unauthorized” and designed to gain “online fame and admiration” from the hacker community, gamers and YouTubers. I claimed.
Maunders’ attack wasn’t just about KSI vs. Paul. They also caused heavy losses to financial companies. Numerous police public information sites and human rights groups also reported being affected by the attacks.
Northern Ireland Police Sergeant McCarragher investigated Maunders and found that the teenager, who was 15 years old at the time of the attack, “possessed malicious software and was linked to fellow online criminals involved in computer exploitation crimes.” I was managing the community,” he said. This was also successfully influenced by the survey. ”
“This should send a clear message to those involved in these types of crimes that they will be vigorously pursued and brought to court to face the consequences of such activities,” McCallagher added. I got
Did Logan Paul Sign With UFC?
A little. Logan Paul recently signed a contract, along with his business partner KSI, to make his Prime sports drink the official sports drink of the UFC. So expect to see his logo and face at many UFC events in the future.
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