A teen who bought down a worldwide gaming network has been sentenced to a year's probation and to perform 250 hours of community service. The kid will also have to write a cheque to Sony for $5,000 in damages.
"Sony wanted $33,200 in restitution" The kid's dad: "You little..!"
This kids like geohot all about winning and getting one over, well look where it got this kid. His family must be extremely annoyed
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The writing in that article is atrocious (read it for yourself before disagreeing).
They should have fried him. This was a perfect chance to make examples of these little idiots and the judge blew it. I'd have sentenced him as an adult and put him in prison for a year to let him know what it's like to get his ass "hacked". I bet he'd never cheat again, lol.
1. He didn't crash PSN, he crashed the Web-based login system for PSN. 2. No games were affected. 3. He's an idiot for performing the attack, let alone at a location in which he resides, considering how easy it is to track it back to the source.
Also, you have to understand how video games are viewed in general......they are viewed as toys "basically". So a year probation, community service and $5,000 is a slap on the wrist but, I bet the kid won't do it again...probably. Jail in this case would probably be too harsh.
i love this excerpt: "Rather than do it in the traditional US way of winning on the sports field or fighting in countries that do not have the same weapons ability, the teen burned the midnight oil playing computer games." People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. How exactly did the UK colonize India and Hong Kong, not to mention the carribean? It sure as hell wasn't by trading earl grey. Yeah the US is the big bad boogey man, but why not just leave this crap out of the article and tell us about the actual case? Sorry, I know its not related. This stuff just irriates me.
lol. The house always wins.
LOL, he is so lucky...
...except for the fact that he still has to pay $5,000 lol
Lets not forget the lawyers fees. ouch......
Considering the size of PSN web portal, 33K does not sounds large at all. I thought parents are supposed to pay.
May have been a dumb move but you actually have to be pretty smart to be able to take out something as large as PSN
lol I think he lost the title of smart when he actually started acting on his stupid desires.
At least he's getting something.
good sony now go sue george hotz for purposefully hacking ps3 to jsuitify creating cfw
i have no mercy for people trying to destroy my favorite hobby.
*dave chappele voice* try hack your way out of community service youuuu grouch
<Nelson Muntz voice> Ha Ha!
throw him in jail for 5 minute and he'll be done
wow now thats what i call hacking stupid but hacking this guys dad not gonna like him. did you know phising is now offically hacking can you belive that making a website and that looks like a webiste and colecting a bit information is now hacking never got reason to change or add meaning to words.
The kid did a crime and he knew to his full extent what he was doing he should pay the full amount. End of story....
in the game [Socom] i was able to talk to him momentarily and he did things i never saw before with hacks in the game. we tried to discourage him but he was so bored with gaming that he was obsessed with hacking.
His punishment should be he can never own another gaming system for his lifetime, now that would suck. Plus all the other fines with it of course.
250 hours? i got 70 hours 4 stealin a motorbike (mo-ped) when i was 15, 3 hours a week i had 2-do, really spoils the week but i never stole motorbike again, tried stealin a car but it didnt work out, had 2 admit defeat
so you turn to the N4g comments and admit you attempted to steal a car? Time to get your life in order, dude.
"when i was 15" im 25 now moron
Didnt mean 2 call u a moron, that was a little harsh (only a little)
lol you stole a motorbike then tryed to steal car i cant really talk i probley dowmload so much material to buy like 3 ferrari's and small island.
This is one serious guy, I rate him in a way because he did what is neccessary to get his own back. $5000 what can Sony do with that?
Im glad hes getting somthing, would been pissed off if he got away empty handed =p
I do not understand....the kid hacked a web site, NOT an online gaming network. Maybe I am not reading it properly or the article is just a major fail with a sensationalized title....
Businesses do use websites for various things. It's not something that you only read. People do transactions online, there are conferences, etc. There's all kinds of things a simple website can offer.
This is why we have hackers, online cheater's,etc,etc... Just a mere slap on the hand. Yeah, this will put a stop to cheater/hackers.... Now if the kid would have gotten a $30,000 fine and 5 years probation. Now were are sending a message. But nope....
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