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Teen Hackers Face 30 Year Sentence

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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  2. procrastinator

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    Just a proxy.. Much more then that I am afraid.
     
  3. bluey

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    And this is justice American style? Really?

    We in the UK have a far more effective system a guy who made plans to blow up a shopping center got 12 months. Seems unless he actually plants a bomb its not serious enough. This is Justice?

    Why do we send rapist to therapy and kids who hack the school computer system to jail for life ... strange world we live in. Justice?
     
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    I really doubt the one kid will get 30 years, but if he even gets more than a year thats messed up.

    Hopefully they get a year or less and then some company hires them for 200k or more a year.
     
  5. Keedev

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    Being held back a grade, community service and reimbursement of damages would be justice..


    Amazing they threw identify theft in there..
     
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    ...Well the ineffective law forces cannot catch Osama Bin Laden, if anyone is still looking for him or even was in the first place, so they punish severely those they can catch.

    It's a lot like school bullies. They only intimidate the milder mannered kids as they know they'd get their ass kicked if they tried it with someone with equal or superior force.

    Punishment rarely fits the crime but if it's embarrassing to the authorities, or heaven forbid, the Government, however slight, you're going to get the book thrown at you.

    That said, from a legal point of view, these guys need not worry as it's all hot air. There is no way they will get 38 years in prison although clearly there is more interest in making an example of these two due to the fact their names are Khan and Singh and not Smith and Jones.

    Outrageous!

    themagician
     
  7. workfromhome11

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    You know that this is probably what is going to happen. One year or so and then some company will swoop in and hire them, or even better the govt will hire them.. Ha! Irony!
     
  8. Zeprokon

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    These are kids the government should hire to teach them what they did, how they did it, and the problems with the computer security that allowed them to do so. The fact is that we need people working like that to catch "evil doers" (that's what they are called now, right?) and to keep America safe.

    Yet, I doubt the government will hire them, and pay them. That would make sense.

    Zeprokon
     
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    Haha yep. Well you can't label the law forces ineffective if they don't even try, which they aren't :) But thats the point, Osama isn't the target anyways.
     
  10. oldenstylehats

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    What would be REALLY progressive is if this country integrated new thoughts on security and data integrity and fined institutions and corporations who didn't plug obvious holes in their systems that allowed outside users to have access to the personal information of their personnel and clients. Similar thinking could be applied in a lot of different ways to help make people a bit more responsible for keeping their shit on their own shelves.
     
  11. Whisker

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    Some of the charges they are bringing against Khan are quite absurd; altering and stealing public records, computer fraud, burglary, identify theft and receiving stolen property and conspiracy. Perhaps he is guily of some of them, but his intentions seem like he was altering grades and credentials not actually causing harm or theft to anyone. The database must've had some pretty sensitive information no doubt otherwise they wouldn't be as serious to prosecute him. I understand setting a precedent, but Ferris Bueller did it and he's the cool guy. Ahh hollywood...
     
  12. loclhero

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    Sounds like nothing more than the 21st centuries version of cheating on your math test. Jeez....even a year would be insanity. I'm wondering if the kids rich lifestyle is having a factor on the prosecutors trumping up these charges. If anyone is from my area you know that Coto De Caza is an UBER rich enclave and Ladera Ranch isn't far behind.
     
  13. Steeky

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    sucks for them.
     
  14. Botterman

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    They screwed up by being 18 years old when you're that young you feel nothing can stop you and you will never get caught look at the smiling mug shots they took. I threw a keg right through principles office window on senior prank day never got caught but looking back at it not very smart at least i wore gloves
     
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    They'll never get anything serious. At most they're looking at felony probation and some community service. The news is doing their usual sensationalistic and shocking coverage of what will end up being a slap on the hand. That's all they'll get and that's all they deserve.
     
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    They did actually break into the school, which is burglary. Nothing to be taken lightly.

    They look awfully happy in their mugshots, which is kind of funny.
     
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    Lol this system is an absolute travesty.

    Now, all this shit is just funny. Sad, but funny.
     
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    they will get probation
     
  19. blackhatttt

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    I think that they would get some prison time.

    After all, barging into a school is technically the same as someone barging into your house.

    And you won't like that would you. Especially if they tried to steal your stuff.
     
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    They'll get it up the ass a few times in prison. That'll learn 'em.