Swedish city seeks half a million kroner in damages after teenager hacks system

IT Governance reports:

In 2013, Erik Sundqvist, then 16, hacked into Umeå Municipality’s IT system and gained access to a database containing more than 600 passwords. He was found guilty, but escaped a jail sentence because of his age – instead, he was sentenced to 35 hours’ community service. Now the municipality is seeking half a million kroner (about €54,000 or £40,000) in damages in a civil action.

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