The value came during the trial of hackers involved in the denial of service attacks - when a page is bombarded with more requests than it can handle - which overthrew the PayPal website and required 100 technicians working to restore the site.
Four youths - Christopher Weatherhead, 22, Ashley Rhodes, 28, Peter Gibson, 24, and a 18 year old guy whose name was not disclosed by British justice, are being charged with conspiracy.
As the promoter Samit Patel, was used a free tool available on the Internet called Low Orbit Ion Canon (LOIC). Once downloaded, the "gun" can be used to attacks by concentrating traffic access to a specific page. Patel also said that LOIC was used in conjunction with another service, called AnonOps, which allows remote "zombie" computers to attack simultaneously.