- Today Techeye.net (linked above) reports via [Register or Login to view links]
that a 17-year-old SOCOM US Navy Seals cheater who got kicked off Sony's PlayStation site retaliated by hacking it, and as a result he was sentenced to a year's probation.
In addition, the Latrobe teen will also have to perform 250 hours of community service and pay Sony $5,000 in damages.
Apparently Sony asked for more than $33,200 in restitution, but the judge ruled that amount would be too excessive for the teen.
To quote: "Coppers claimed that the teen crippled Sony's online PlayStation site in retaliation for being kicked off the site for cheating while playing a war game called SOCOM US Navy Seals.
He used hacker tools to contact a botnet and these were directed clog three games on the PlayStation site, causing it to crash and go off-line.
Sony wanted $33,200 in restitution, but the judge ruled that amount would be too excessive for the teen."