Tag Archive | "jail"


21 February 2012 | 10,762 views

UK Facebook Hacker Jailed For 8 Months

It’s a pretty harsh sentence if you ask me, especially since Facebook decided in July 2011 to start paying bug bounties. I have to say though, this guy must be a pretty talented hacker to break into the Facebook servers – they aren’t exactly low hanging fruit. I’d imagine they are some of the most [...]

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28 August 2008 | 18,270 views

Webcam Hacker Jailed for 4 Years for Spying on Teenager

Another one bites the dust, this time for spying on a teenage girl via webcam. 4 years is a reasonable sentence this time I think as the case borders on many offenses such as blackmail, indecent behaviour, infringement of privacy, unlawful access and probably a few more. It was a pretty simple hack as it [...]

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23 July 2008 | 18,533 views

San Fransisco Mayor Regains Control of the Network

In the story we recently covered where Terry Childs had locked San Fransisco officials out of their own network, there is a new development. He’s handed over the passcode to the Mayor, Gavin Newsom. It seems he came to his senses and he also seems to have VERY little faith in the IT administration for [...]

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21 July 2008 | 6,205 views

San Fransisco Officials Locked Out of Their Own Network

Another disgruntled IT worked causing mayhem, remember the guy that destroyed all the medical records? He got a pretty hefty sentence, now we have another who has locked everyone out of the new ‘state of the art’ computer network in San Fransisco – he’s on a $5 million dollar bail so I’d say he’s in [...]

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25 March 2006 | 6,698 views

Spammer gets 8 years in Jail for Identity theft

Good I say, nothing worse than a spammer. A bulk e-mailer who looted more than a billion records with personal information from a data warehouse has been sentenced to eight years in prison, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Scott Levine, 46, was sentenced by a federal judge in Little Rock, Ark., after being found guilty of [...]

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