Australian teenager accused of being part of group suspected of US Army hack able to flee ‘easily’

Lauren Day reports:

An Australian teenage hacker has raised serious questions about border security after he fled the country, despite having been ordered to surrender his passport.

Dylan Wheeler, from Perth, was 17 when he was charged with being part of a group that hacked the computers of Microsoft and the US Army.

The hackers are accused of stealing intellectual property worth $US100 million.

Almost three years later — facing a possible 10-year jail sentence — Mr Wheeler fled the country.

He said it was “scary” how easily he was able to leave.

Read more on ABC (AU).

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