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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    Revelati, 9 Nov 2010 @ 11:01am

    Well at least its not all solitary confinement, I guess they didnt think this guy could launch nuclear missiles from a cell phone like Kevin Mitnick.

    It doesn't matter if your smoking a joint, spraying graffiti, or defacing a web page. If they catch you the government will go as far out of its way as it possibly can to screw you. This case is a big ol' gold star on a prosecutors resume. So if you plan on committing acts of social disobedience, either don't get caught, or prepare to serve the max sentence on every charge they give you. Remember the justice system is a a game, and the more time the prosecutors doll out the more points they score.

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