He meant to promote his anti-DDoS kit by shedding light on poor internet security at the Hong Kong stock exchange, but his two brief DDoS attacks instead wound up costing him his freedom for the better part of a year.
Less than two weeks ago, web services at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange were hit by DDoS attacks for two days in a row.
A man was recently arrested in Hong Kong in connection with these attacks.
The NASDAQ stock exchange has called in investigators from the FBI after discovering it had become the target of hackers.
It says that "at no point" were its trading systems compromised, but major Fortune 500 companies may still have cause for concern.