Government Admits They Were Wrong In Whistleblowing Spammer Case
from the sorry-about-that dept
Back in August we wrote about the case of a guy who had been put in jail for discover a security hole at an ISP he had worked for and then spammed all their customers to tell them after the ISP didn’t fix the hole. As we mentioned, spamming all the customers was not particular smart, but he wasn’t charged with spamming. He was charged with “impairing the integrity” of a network, which is silly. He didn’t impair the integrity of the network – he just pointed out where the hole was. Now, after the guy spent 18 months in jail, the government is finally admitting that (whoops) they made a mistake, and are asking the judge to “vacate” the felony conviction.