So, how many people died as a result of this crime? How many were hurt?
he was working for the US Secret Service as an informant, reportedly receiving as much as $75,000 a year.
Apparently, as the guy was a spy, the 20 yr sentence was increased... by 24hours!?
Ridiculous. His official US government job description probably included hacking, anyway.
Hope other hackers and wannabe hackers learn a lesson
There's this problem with the US justice system. It is based on punishment rather than prevention or rehabilitation. However, punishment *if caught* never was a factor considered by any criminal before or during a crime.
So, from the 1% of Americans that are spending time in US prisons nobody learns any lessons. <snip>
--- 2,319,258 Americans were in jail or prison at the start of 2008 — one out of every 99.1 adults. Whether per capita or in raw numbers, it's more than any other nation. (source [news.aol.com])
[edited by: lawman at 12:17 am (utc) on Mar 29, 2010] [edit reason] Leave Overt Politics At The Door Please [/edit]