NullCrew hacker had FBI’s attention by the time he was 17

Jon Seidel reports:

Nine years ago, Timothy French began his hacking career, the feds say.

By 2011, he had the FBI’s attention.

Today, he is 22 years old.

Now federal prosecutors want to send the NullCrew hacker to prison for as many as seven years after he helped expose 12,000 Bell Canada customer usernames and passwords in June 2014. Long before that, the feds say French was involved in cyberattacks against the United Nations, NASA, NATO and others — all when he was about 17.

 

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