LulzSec leader arrested in Australia, authorities say

By Shawn Knight
Apr 24, 2013
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  1. Australian authorities claim they have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the hacking group LulzSec. The unnamed individual was charged with two counts of unauthorized modification of data to cause impairment and one count of unauthorized access to, or modification of,...

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  2. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Addict Posts: 331   +99

    So.. he gets the potential same jail time as a 1st. degree murderer? wow Aussies are goofy.
    Wendig0 and hammer2085 like this.
  3. 22 years is far to excessive. He should get 2-4 maximum. 22 years will destroy any possibility of him ever changing himself for the better. Instead, he'll just come out even worse.
    Wendig0, hammer2085 and H3llion like this.
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,248   +220

    Welcome to the Justice System, where Rapist and Murderers at times get less amount of jail time then lesser crimes.
    hammer2085 likes this.
  5. He didn't get too harsh, its the others that get too light
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    According to the article I read, he was only arrested and charged. He hasn't even gone to trial yet, much less sentenced to anything. What is everyone else reading?
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,092

    What they read is one thing, what they choose to believe is another. I can't speak for Australia, but usually non-violent criminals get only a partial sentence and then are release long before it's up. And that sentence is in an easier prison. Martha Stewart's prison was nicer than most other government provided housing.
  8. Let's see how he likes a big Aboriginal cuddling him to sleep and night with a rod in his bum.
  9. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 443   +17

    Aboriginal is an adjective...
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  10. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,248   +220

    22 years for this at such young age? Oh cmon' now >.>
    I cna understand few points such as leaking private information which could harm others but has it?
  11. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    I hate to say it but groups such as this gentleman was with have only brought this level of grief on themselves. They choose to hack, then they choose to go to jail if caught. Its quite simple really. It all falls back on "If you cant do the time, dont do the crime"! Its always at the judges discretion on the amount of time he/she gives any individual. There is a baseline minimum. But judges can circumvent that. We also have no idea how much and what type of evidence that was submitted. So where we will sit there and say its unfair the amount of time the other person recieved, we have no idea what the circumstances were that caused the judge to give that much time. Remember: Try and be fair and get ALL the info before you hop on the bandwagon
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    There's discussion over what happened here, as a quote from police say he's a self-proclaimed member, whilst Aus articles on Gizmodo have the title of leader. Funnily enough, the URL for the article also has 'member'.

    I am also under the belief that the supposed leader was arrested in USA and gave feds incriminating evidence against his partners. I forget his name...

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