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(Wired)   Teen faces 6 year no-internet probation with 3 year jail term for violation. Never has that click been so risky, or worth it   (wired.com) divider line 19
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2012-11-10 08:21:46 PM
10 votes:
I feel that monitored Internet access for six years is a bit on the hefty side. It could sideline his whole life-his career path, his art, his skills. At some level it's like taking away Mozart's piano."

At no level did Mozart use a piano to rob people.
2012-11-10 08:23:22 PM
6 votes:

A Shambling Mound: I feel that monitored Internet access for six years is a bit on the hefty side. It could sideline his whole life-his career path, his art, his skills. At some level it's like taking away Mozart's piano."

At no level did Mozart use a piano to rob people.


This. Fark the little dickwad.
2012-11-10 04:32:16 PM
4 votes:
Can relate.
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2012-11-10 11:09:23 PM
2 votes:
I came up when hacking involved soldering irons and sneaking around with alligator clips, and actual personal, physical danger. And also involved an unwritten code of ethics that said you didn't do harm. Credit card theft? Bomb threats? Calling yourself "UG Nazi"?

This little bastard can fry. Fark him sideways.
2012-11-10 10:04:56 PM
2 votes:

luthia: A Shambling Mound: luthia: As much as I agree the Mozart quote was ass-hattery, 6 years is crazy. Especially today, the net being as important as it is for every aspect of life. This kid is just being made example of really. In stead of rounding up all the hundreds of his little buddies.

/now i have to watch hackers again. curse you people.

The alternative was several years in prison but he's being made an example of by being placed on probation for six years with supervised access to telecommunication devices.

Got it.

Triumph: luthia: 6 years is crazy. Especially today, the net being as important as it is for every aspect of life

Every aspect of life completely ruined. Every aspect.

Aren't we farking sassy today.

The plea and subsequent probation are not the example, the charges are. Both of which I think are too strong for a 15 year old. The plea is a reaction to said example.


Wired interview with Cosmo in which he freely admits to all of the charges and describes how ridiculously easy it was to social-engineer Paypal, Netflix, Amazon, Best Buy, etc.

The kid (all 6' 7" and 220 lbs. of him) and his pals posted 500,000 credit card numbers online.

I think the charges and the punishment are entirely appropriate.
2012-11-10 08:57:09 PM
2 votes:

Sail The Wide Accountancy:

No no no. You forget. A truly great leader takes everyone with talent. A truly great leader is both the hammer and the anvil, and will MAKE people useful. .



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2012-11-10 08:30:19 PM
2 votes:
FTFA:UG Nazi, which began as a politicized group that opposed SOPA, took down a bevy of websites this year, including those for NASDAQ, CIA.gov, and UFC.com.

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2012-11-10 04:32:47 PM
2 votes:
Done in one.
2012-11-11 10:03:51 AM
1 votes:
Upset about an Internet ban? I wouldn't shed a tear if they strung him up on the courthouse lawn. Farking criminal prick.
2012-11-11 12:30:38 AM
1 votes:
He stole credit card numbers. Sorry, that's ID theft. I know too many folks who have had it. I wish he was getting passed around in prison. Zero farking tolerance.
2012-11-10 10:58:43 PM
1 votes:

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: and UFC.com
WT everloving F? No, seriously, that's what you went after? If it was because it was so easy, you should've put yourself as points leader, or reigning world champion, or whatever they do, and told the webmaster to invest in better security. Did you do it because you were angry at the result of a fight? Now I think you're a petty dickwad, and I don't follow, nor have I watched more than 3 UFC fights.


UFC came out as strong proponents of SOPA. They actively prosecute online violators whenever possible.
2012-11-10 09:54:47 PM
1 votes:

skinink: He is not off the internet. He just can't use it without prior approval, and it cannot be unsupervised. Plus, he can use the internet for educational purposes. If he doesn't like it, he can just do the three year stretch and be done with it.

He agreed to the terms, so I see nothing wrong with it.


This.
Nobody is taking the computer away from him. He still will be able to learn and advance his computer knowledge, but it will be supervised. I all seriousness, during his probation period, he will probably be spending his non school time behind a desk at a FBI field office, and getting paid pretty well for it.
2012-11-10 09:46:59 PM
1 votes:
NASDAQ
OK, maybe, I get this one a little bit. You're mad at the big banks maybe, so you try to send a message.

CIA.gov
OK, I get this, secret prisons, injustice globally, toppling legitimate leaders to supplant them with US friendly stooges.

and UFC.com
WT everloving F? No, seriously, that's what you went after? If it was because it was so easy, you should've put yourself as points leader, or reigning world champion, or whatever they do, and told the webmaster to invest in better security. Did you do it because you were angry at the result of a fight? Now I think you're a petty dickwad, and I don't follow, nor have I watched more than 3 UFC fights.
2012-11-10 09:27:37 PM
1 votes:
I am the first with this? REALLY?

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2012-11-10 09:26:53 PM
1 votes:

ThreeEdgedSword: A Shambling Mound: I feel that monitored Internet access for six years is a bit on the hefty side. It could sideline his whole life-his career path, his art, his skills. At some level it's like taking away Mozart's piano."

At no level did Mozart use a piano to rob people.

Oh please, artists CEOs and politicians rob people of money every day.


Fixed that for you.
2012-11-10 09:06:44 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: UG Nazi, which began as a politicized group that opposed SOPA, took down a bevy of websites this year, including those for NASDAQ, CIA.gov, and UFC.com. It redirected 4Chan's DNS to point to its own Twitter feed. Cosmo pioneered social-engineering techniques that allowed him to gain access to user accounts at Amazon, PayPal, and a slew of other companies.

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2012-11-10 08:29:28 PM
1 votes:

MontanaDave: A Shambling Mound: I feel that monitored Internet access for six years is a bit on the hefty side. It could sideline his whole life-his career path, his art, his skills. At some level it's like taking away Mozart's piano."

At no level did Mozart use a piano to rob people.

This. Fark the little dickwad.


No no no. You forget. A truly great leader takes everyone with talent. A truly great leader is both the hammer and the anvil, and will MAKE people useful. The kid is smart, the kid has instincts. You can shun him, or you can use him for your own devices. Rest assured. SOMEONE will use him. Right now he was just doing things for the lulz. Why not pay him a ton of money and stick him in the NSA? That's what I'd do.
2012-11-10 08:27:33 PM
1 votes:

A Shambling Mound: I feel that monitored Internet access for six years is a bit on the hefty side. It could sideline his whole life-his career path, his art, his skills. At some level it's like taking away Mozart's piano."

At no level did Mozart use a piano to rob people.


Oh please, artists rob people of money every day.
2012-11-10 08:21:42 PM
1 votes:
"Ostensibly they could have locked him up for three years straight and then released him on juvenile parole," Jay Leiderman, a Los Angeles attorney who has represented alleged members of Anonymous and LulzSec, told Wired. "But to keep someone off the Internet for six years - that one term seems unduly harsh. You're talking about a really bright, gifted kid in terms of all things Internet. And at some point after getting on the right path he could do some really good things. I feel that monitored Internet access for six years is a bit on the hefty side. It could sideline his whole life-his career path, his art, his skills. At some level it's like taking away Mozart's piano."

He then added,

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