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Jay Dyson

IRL Name: 
Jay Dyson
Biography: 

Dyson was best known for his work as a security consultant with NASA during his life. In addition, he would be known as one of the people who started Coffee Wars at Defcon 8.

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Jason Michael Downey

IRL Name: 
Jason Michael Downey
Biography: 

Defendant Jason Michael Downey pleaded guilty to Computer Intrusion, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1030(a)(5)(A)(I), on June 20, 2007.

Downey operated a botnet, a network of computers that he infected with a virus program giving him control over several thousand computers. Downey used this program to direct the botnet to attack several Internet companies, resulting in a loss of approximately $21,000.

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Roadrunner

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Alec Muffet
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Computer, and network security specialist. Got a degree in Astronomy from UCL in 1988. After graduation from UCL he spent several years working at Aberystwyth as a Systems Programmer. Sun Microsystems hired him in in 1992,where he helped define security standards, research firewalls, and developed WAN-scale network security auditing tools.

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