It's a good thing that he's repentant and getting the help he
needs.IMO this kid is no different than Tim DeChristopher. Both
knew what they were doing was against the law. Both were convicted. Both
served time.I think it's a shame that some honor
DeChristopher's crimes by taking his name upon them.I hope no
kid decides to emulate either of them and take their philosophical disagreements
to the level of thinking it's OK to commit crimes to forward your political
agenda.Lesson learned... Crime NEVER pays (even if it advances your
Wait, what? How does one cause $226,000 in "website repairs?" Did he
change the source code? If so, restore it from backup. Don't
get me wrong, I'm not supporting this kid's actions in any way, but it
sounds like the truth is that this kid helped the SLCPD identify major security
holes that cost $226,000 in consulting services to fix. However, it that's
the case, this kid was not the cause of the cost. Those holes existed
regardless.Also, how in the world did it cost $226,000 to harden a
website?!? Who are they paying that much money to to adjust server settings and
improve poor coding?Maybe there's more to the story?
Two years is not enough for this jerk.
Samhill: "Two years is not enough for this jerk."That's
why he got three.
If this kid was brilliant and talented enough to hack the police websites, as
soon as his sentence is over he should be hired to design protection for the
police so others don't do the same thing.
Someone was evidently really hacked off about this. As to the nearly quarter
million dollars to "harden" the site . . . I think someone saw an
opportunity here to feather their own nest a bit more. Happens ALL the time
with ALL levels of government. Every little change or investigation results in
astronomical unexpected, un-budgeted expenses for . . . you guessed it! Us
After he gets out some company will probably hire him for network security for
pretty good money.
@CJB"After he gets out some company will probably hire him for
network security for pretty good money."Why? Because he is so
trustworthy?JT, does everything have to be a conspiracy? I am glad that these costly crimes are now starting to get serious sentences.
Hacker and activist cost our society HUGE amounts of waste expenditures.
How about getting some money back from the person who wrote the original code?
Obviously, his abilities were questionable and he needs to be held accountable
just like any other professionable business would be.