Defence Department Hacker Nicked

By Phantasm66 ยท 6 replies
Jul 19, 2004
  1. You wonder why this kind of thing happens. You care enough about computers, and are interested enough in them, to learn how to do wonderful things like defeat complex security, and then you use that to destroy. Further, the thing you choose to destroy is something you know will land you in jail, and with a court order that you never touch a computer again for 10 years. I mean... why?

    "A 20 year old Californian man has been formally charged with hacking US Defense Department computers and defacing government Web sites.

    Robert Lyttle was charged with hacking government computers in April 2002. According to court papers seen by Reuters, Lyttle got into the Department of Defense's Defense Logistic Information Service and Office of Health Affairs and NASA's Ames Research Center.

    If found guilty he could face 10 years inside and fines of up to $250,000.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    ...and a strong habit of NEVER picking up the soap when he drops it in the shower ever again.... ;)
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    lol p66...

    yea i dont know why you'd bother hacking them, but thtas pretty impressive
  4. well, he may actually start dropping the soap intentionally..... you never know what happens after a few years behind bars w/o conyugal visits.
  5. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    hahahahah, you guys are sickos
  6. Strakian

    Strakian TS Rookie Posts: 136

    That's a hefty fine, 1/4 of a million dollars... Something tells me this guy yprobably isn't strong enough to hold off inmates by himself. Maybe he'll upload a virus to their cells, lol.
  7. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Yeah, maybe that "I love you" virus is doing the rounds in prison.
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