David Kaye, a British hacker, whose cyber attacks took the nation of Liberia offline has been jailed for almost three years.

Kaye launched a series of attacks on Liberia cell phone operator and consequently knocked out the country’s internet.

He had been hired to carry out the attacks by a senior employee at rival operator Cellcom. However, there is no suggestion that Cellcom was aware of the activity.

Kaye was sentenced on Friday at Blackfriars Crown Court in central London to two years and eight months in prison.

His criminal act has caused the company to lose tens of millions of dollars, plus the $600,000 spent in remedial action.

Daniel Kaye was operating as a highly skilled and capable hacker-for-hire.

His activities inflicted substantial damage on numerous businesses in countries around the world, demonstrating the borderless nature of cyber crime.

BY ALPHA RAPHAEL (Ralph Danielz).