Utahn charged with hacking United Airlines website, stealing travel vouchers

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  • KJR Alpine, UT
    May 11, 2016 9:09 p.m.

    I agree with James about parents not naming their children Ammon. To this I would add, parents: please do not let your children be dragged into the idea that on the internet you have a fictional persona that has no real world consequences. I have been stunned of what people will say and do on the internet that they would never dream of doing in their "real" life. It's not just thinking that they won't get caught. The entire value system seems to change to this artificial set. When I worked with young people in several different assignments I told them "the internet is forever" and gave them a copy of an article called "The End of Forgetting." Every thoughtless email and text message can come back to "byte" you.

  • james d. morrison Boise, ID
    May 11, 2016 10:10 a.m.

    Parents, please don't name your kid Ammon.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    May 11, 2016 12:07 a.m.

    He should have approached the airline on the first day that he cracked the website but he got greedy. I'm sure the airline would have been able to work with him if he would have shared his knowledge about the vulnerability and who knows, maybe even willing to give him an incentive for the FYI.

  • Steve14 OREM, UT
    May 10, 2016 8:15 p.m.

    Is this the same Ammon Cunningham touted by Utah Business Magazine as one who had studied at BYU and as the magazine states; "After studying philosophy at Brigham Young University, Cunningham began consulting with a multi-billion dollar company, implementing a self-designed recruitment program across its 600-plus international franchises."

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2016 5:21 p.m.

    Impartial? Evidently not.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    May 10, 2016 4:39 p.m.

    @impartial - what does this have to do with BYU? Was he a student there? Did he use BYU computers for the crime? Why the hate toward BYU?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    May 10, 2016 1:35 p.m.

    Anytime someone from BYU has any success or fame, the DNews touts that relationship. They missed this one.