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It could be a long time before Omar Khan goes to college: as long as 38 years, according to Orange County prosecutors, who have arrested and charged the 18-year-old student with breaking into his prestigious high school and hacking into computers to change his test grades from Fs to As.
Originally posted by 123space
I think he did a crime but come on next 38 year in jail. He dnt murdered or so. why dnt gov use these smart kids(but in wrong side) to improve its cyber security enforcements .
Yes i agree the gov. should use these people to improve security on other systems, but then again, they're will always be someone better down the line. So jail a couple but not for stupid amounts of time, 38 years for giving himself improved grades?.
What about the guys that send viruses out into the world that cause millions of pounds or dollars worth of damage to compnaies or even crashing home systems. what do they get ? they get a slap on the wrist most of the time or at least a few months behind bars, send them b*stards away for 38 years for being an inconvenience to ordinary joe public.
Originally posted by Dan Tanna
reply to post by Desert Dawg
You got to be kidding right ? let the chips fall ? 38 years ???
Thats not falling chips, thats slamming everest on the kids head.
Originally posted by Grafilthy
Why are they treating hackers worse than the "real" criminals?
A Milton Academy student has been expelled and three others have been suspended for the rest of the school year after they hacked into the elite private school's computer system, changed grades, altered attendance records, and, in one case, gained access to an exam before it was administered, according to a letter school officials sent to parents last week.
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The security breach last month prompted school administrators to ask faculty to review the midterm grades of all students in the upper school.
"The actions of all four students had potentially profound effects," Rick Hardy, the interim head of school, wrote in the letter. "They undermined the security of communication among all members of the community and threatened the validity of the attendance and grading systems, which must be inviolable."