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Found guilty of committing computer sabotage

22.05.2012

The Court of First Instance of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts sentenced G. Avanesov for committing computer sabotage.

G. Avanesov used the opportunities of the online botnet computers created by him and made “DDoS” attacks on the websites and IP addresses of different physical and legal persons thus impeding the normal operation of the mentioned websites, blocking the information of the computers and making these computer systems unfit.

In particular, on October 1, 2010, G. Avanesov used 25 percent of the online botnet computers created by him, made “DDoS” attacks on the IP address of the “Macomnet” CJSC (http://macomnet.ru) as a result of which the appropriate equipment of the mentioned organization was broken and about 192 customers were deprived of the opportunity to use the online services of the “Macomnet” CJSC which caused severe consequences.

On 21 May, 2012, the Court of First Instance of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts sentenced G. Avanesov to four years in prison according to the Part 3 of the Article 253 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia.

The preliminary investigation body had accused G. Avanesov according to the Point 1 of the Part 2 of the Article 252, Part 1 of the Article 254, Article 255 and Part 1 of the Article 256 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia as well.

On the decision of the Court, the criminal persecution against Georgi Avanesov according to the Point 1 of the Part 2 of the Article 252, Part 1 of the Article 254, Article 255 and Part 1 of the Article 256 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia was terminated pursuant to the Subpoint 1 of the Point 1 of the "General Amnesty on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Independence Declaration of the Republic of Armenia" adopted on May 26, 2011 by the National Assembly of Armenia.


 

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