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I thought this should be in the news section, but mods feel free to move as required.
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POLICE in Greece have arrested an 18-year-old star hacker suspected of breaking into the website of crimefighting agency Interpol and a number of US state agencies.

The unidentified teen, who reportedly lives with his mother in the working-class Athens district of Agios Dimitrios, had originally broken into the Interpol site when he was just 15 years old.

"He has carried out such strikes all over the world from his home," the head of Greece's cybercrime squad Manolis Sfakianakis told state television NET.

"Interpol is the basic one, and government sites in the US. He acted alone, though he has worked with others before."

Greek reports said the unidentified teenager had also gained illegal access to the sites of the National Security Agency, the FBI and the Pentagon in 2009.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/we...#ixzz1Op99HM20
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like a boss.
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im gonna say that he will end up working for the government in exchange for no jail time
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im gonna say that he will end up working for the government in exchange for no jail time
This. Probably the last we will ever hear or see of him.
    
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Hmmm 5 years jail if convicted...unlucky, although he did steal money and such so serves him right.
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I'm sure he can get a job in security for a big name company or government.
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"Star"? Sounds a little hyped but congrats to the authorities for catching him
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Hackers get jobs, If we follow the same logic, it's like cops offering jobs to bank robbers..
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POLICE in Greece have arrested an 18-year-old star hacker suspected of breaking into the website of crimefighting agency Interpol and a number of US state agencies.

The unidentified teen, who reportedly lives with his mother in the working-class Athens district of Agios Dimitrios, had originally broken into the Interpol site when he was just 15 years old.

"He has carried out such strikes all over the world from his home," the head of Greece's cybercrime squad Manolis Sfakianakis told state television NET.

"Interpol is the basic one, and government sites in the US. He acted alone, though he has worked with others before."

Greek reports said the unidentified teenager had also gained illegal access to the sites of the National Security Agency, the FBI and the Pentagon in 2009.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/we...#ixzz1Op99HM20


Why is that of any relevance?
 
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Hackers get jobs, If we follow the same logic, it's like cops offering jobs to bank robbers..
No its alittle different - Hackers generally dont use violence to get to their goals. It would be different if he say kidnap an employee of a company and got the codes that way.

They are not even in the same ballpark at all.
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