PlayStation Site Hacker Kid Sentenced
From November 16-26 2008, Sony’s official PlayStation site was offline. Well, Sony, we don’t know what to tell you. You messed with the wrong kid. An unnamed, disgruntled 17-year-old from Latrobe, Pennsylvania hacked the site in frustration after being kicked off SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals for cheating.
The punishment for this (surely satisfying) revenge (after the jump)? 12 months probation, 250 hours of community service and a $5000 fine. Ouch. Kids, stick to hacking your school to change your report card, and leave video game companies alone.
And this kid is actually lucky. Sony originally went for blood, seeking $33,000 in damages, which the judge significantly reduced.