PlayStation Site Hacker Kid Sentenced

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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? 12 months probation, 250 hours of community service and a $5000 fine. Ouch. Kids, stick to hacking your still to change your report card, and leave video game companies alone.
[Via Joystiq]

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.

[Via Joystiq]

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1 Comment on PlayStation Site Hacker Kid Sentenced

elchupathingy

On May 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm

He did not hack the site…he performed a DDOS against the site…which in it self makes this hilarious. He dove to the lowest form of retaliation on the internet lol…deserves his sentence for being an idiot