Fine Gael website hackers spared jail sentences

Remember the hack of the FineGael web site and data dump back in 2011? RTÉ News has this update:

Two students, who hacked Fine Gael’s 2011 election website have been spared jail sentences and left with clean records.

Darren Martyn (21) from Cloonbeggin, Claregalway, Galway, and 20-year-old Donnacha O Cearbhaill from The Ring, Birr, Co. Offaly were the first to be successfully prosecuted in Ireland for computer hacking.

The pair, who used the online aliases ‘Raepsauce’ and ‘Palladium’, had been identified by the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation in conjunction with the FBI.

Read more on RTÉ News.

Of course, any search of Google for their names will likely turn up this part of their past.

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