[ISN] Hacker kid gets into serious trouble for network warning

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 05:39:19 -0600 (CST)

By Nick Farrell
The Inquirer
27 October 2008

A US STUDENT found a huge hole in his school's network and gained access 
to the names of 250 past and present school bus drivers.

The Shenendehowa student rang the principal to warn that any hacker, 
such as himself, could steal private employee information, if he were so 

However the principal was convinced that the hacker was the anti-christ 
and contacted the fuzz who decided to chuck the book at the lad.

The 15-year-old is now facing felony charges and has been suspended. He 
is probably wondering why he bothered to tell anyone, he should have 
just flogged the ID material and kept his mouth shut.

Coppers have charged him with computer trespass, unlawful possession of 
personal identification information and identity theft. If he was not 15 
he would be going to jail.


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