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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    DH's Love Child (profile), 9 Nov 2010 @ 7:29am

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    What does technology have to do with it? Just because it may be easy to do something doesn't make it right. Infamous Joe, what do you think the charge would be if you stopped a politician on the street, then tied him up and held him against his will in a van for 30 mins?

    There are so many disconnect with that analogy that it boggle my mind that any reasonably intelligent adult could have made it. i will attack the obvious though.

    A DDOS on a web site is not even REMOTELY close to physically holding a PERSON hostage. I would say it is more along the lines of unplugging his microphone for 30 minutes. He can still talk and use other platforms, like say a different microphone.

    I think you need to see a doctor about your cranial-rectal reversal disorder.

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