30 Months In Prison For Denial Of Service Hit On Politicians' Websites

from the seems-a-bit-extreme dept

For all of those participating in the denial of service attacks being put together by "Anonymous," you might want to consider that a guy who took down various politicians' websites with DDoS attacks just got 30 months in prison -- along with over $50,000 in fines and 3 additional years of "supervised release." This certainly seems like punishment way out of line with the actual actions, but in this day and age of law enforcement and the legal system not really understanding technology, it's not all that surprising.

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    Jared (profile), 9 Nov 2010 @ 7:07am

    Re: Guess we shouldn't be surprised

    I think there needs to be far stiffer punishment for these sorts of crimes especially because drunk drivers are often repeat offenders and revoking their licenses doesn't seem to do much. I'd like to see a zero tolerance with drunk driving.

    On a somewhat related note, my uncle was killed by a woman in an giant SUV while talking on her phone, performing an illegal u-turn. She got a $25 ticket. Meanwhile 30 months for a DDoS.

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