Suspected Anonymous Hacker Faces Potential 10-Year Prison Sentence

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Ghok

It doesn't even say what he did. It's hard to comment on the potential length of his sentance without knowing that. I certainly hope you can't be jailed for 10 years for participating in a DDoS attack. Now, if this guy was stealing and revealing personal information or causing huge damage... that's something else. But ten years is a very long time for a non-violent crime.

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TommM

So this is how the plea bargain should work. Sentence him to the maximum 10 years.  But tell him for every anon he rats out he'll get a month off that sentence.

It's time to shut these morons down once and for all.

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Happy

So if you call them morons, what are do you call people who resort to ad hominem attacks?

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bpstone

Tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock... your time is running out hacktivists. Both adults and minors have already been detained by authorities that were suspected of illegal involvement. Computer programmers versus script kiddie, wonder who wins? I'll let you decide.

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Happy

Script kiddies are not true hackers. They're only pegged as such by the media because they're the only ones unwise enough to put themselves in the public eye. The best hackers are the ones you never ever hear about, hacking the crap out of organizations and companies in situations where the victims don't even figure out they've been hacked until a year or two or three later. These top notch hackers are ones who are very good at coding and could never be called script kiddies. Back in the late 80s and early 90s you could hack without knowing coding but now to be a real hacker you absolutely need to know coding, (and well).

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bpstone

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@Happy I'm aware of the differences. :P More or less they're supposed hacktivists. I'm certain the whole shindig is nothing more than a group of script kiddies looking for attention.

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Ghok

Real activists, while they don't like being caught, will usually accept it, because they believe in their cause.

I actually respect that.

I wonder how many of these guys will feel the same way. The problem with Anonymous was that too many of them were just there to break stuff.

 

 

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kixofmyg0t

Thought "you can't arrest an idea" lol.

I never understood what Anonymous was doing anyway. Hacking a public tranportation system? Seriously?! That hardley seems like "protecting" our "rights".

 

I do think it's funny that they still plan to "destroy" facebook. I believe they will take it down and cause ALOT of damage.....Anon has a mole inside fb......George Hotz, remember?

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Ghok

They didn't arrest an idea. They arrested a person. You still can't arrest an idea.

What do you mean by "hacking a public tranportation system"? Do you even know about the incident the article refers to?

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Dman222123222

You almost made me piss myself laughing at the last part!!!!!

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