PlayStation Hacker Sentenced

Back in 2008, Sony’s official PlayStation site was hacked by an unnamed minor, shutting the site down for 11 days. The youngster was frustrated after being booted from a SOCOM tournament for cheating.

He was found guilty, and his sentencing has now been handed down, forcing the kid into 250 hours of community service, and $5,000 out of his pocket. Sony originally wanted $30,000+, but the judge found that excessive, more than likely due to the kid’s age. He should consider himself lucky, as 11 days without a website must have been damaging for Sony. Hopefully he uses his computer skills for something more intelligent in the future.

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