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.