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    SOCOM Cheater Gets Probation for Hacking PlayStation Web site

    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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  2. #2
    mistry121 Guest
    Wow, what a bunch of bs...

    Sony you disappoint us.

  3. #3
    CyanCaze Guest
    You listed "Sony wanted $33,200 in restitution, but the judge ruled that amount would be too excessive for the teen." twice.

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    The first is the excerpt from the quote, and the latter one is from the quote itself (where the excerpt was derived from) basically.

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    laggmaster Guest
    i just don't know about sony, teenagers man that's cold.

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    Mantagtj Guest
    this year sony, next year a threat to your national security, lol.

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    proskopina Guest
    This guy supposedly 'planted' a virus anyway and they haven't said how he did it (obviously - for security purposes). I doubt he cracked anything, probably just used an exploit to dump a file and execute it.

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    awdawg Guest
    Sounds to me as if he got off pretty easy, hacking offences usually result in a lot more serious penalties.

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    KULLPRIT Guest
    This is hilarious, good for the stupid kid.

  10. #10
    inginear Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by awdawg View Post
    Sounds to me as if he got off pretty easy, hacking offences usually result in a lot more serious penalties.
    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.

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