On Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:42:27 -0500, Char Jackson <email@example.com>
>On Thu, 14 Jul 2011 08:27:54 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after he
>>hacked a neighbor's Wi-Fi router and then launched a vengeful two-year
>>campaign to frame them with child ****ography and threats to
>>government officials, including Vice President Joe Biden.
>I wonder how much of the 18 years can be attributed to hacking the
None. The article states that the charges were specifically for the
guy's terror campaign, not the hacking.
>if any, and how much was related to the terror
>campaign. I'm sure it was easier to just lump those two things
>together, saying the second wouldn't have happened (in the way that it
>did, anyway) without the first.
It could have happened without him hacking into the neighbors wi-fi
router, but then he would not have been able to attempt framing the
neighbor, by making it look like all the hate mail originated from the
neighbors router. That's my point. You don't want your router wide
open or some deranged hacker is going to do evil things, and you get
Incidentally, the guy isn't too smart. He negotiated a 2 year
sentence initially by plea bargaining, but later changed is his mind
enough times to piss off the court.
One useful thing about the sentence is that now I can hand copies of
the article to the neighborhood script kiddies, and tell them they'll
get 18 years if they touch my wireless router again. They'll realize
that this is not quite true if they actually read the article, but it
should be entertaining for a short time.
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