188w ago - Today Techeye.net (linked above) reports via PittsburghLive.com 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."
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So he attacked Sony's web site? he is just some fail Skiddie who clicked a button and had his clients send mass connections to the sony site, resulting in there to be a lack of open connections and resulting in the inability to access it.
Because the US has such a great prison system, complete with revolving doors, sponsored inmates, and free TiVo. The entire system as it stands is crap, and sure we could lock him up for a few years. And then what? Have him come out, rejected by society, to do it again. It's better to do what the judge did now, and over time put his skills to use.
exactly. so this kid got caught cheating online, then he hacked the company that caught him cheating. everything that the kid did was malicious. hell, i would have left the payment amount around $33k, sent him to jail for a few years, and forbid him from using a computer for a few years after he gets out of jail. as a country, the u.s. spends to much time slapping wrists and not assigning proper punishments/penalties.