Teenager who hacked governments worldwide is spared jail

Martin Evans reports:

A teenage computer hacker who shutdown government networks across the world and sent bomb threats to US airlines from his bedroom, has walked free from court.

The 16-year-old from Plympton in Devon, began hacking the sites of organisations and governments he disagreed with when he was just 14.

Using a laptop computer in his bedroom, the schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, caused chaos targeting Iraq’s ministry of foreign of affairs, the department of agriculture in Thailand and China’s security ministry.

He also crashed computers in the Japanese town of Taiji, where an annual dolphin hunt takes place, and launched a cyber-attack the SeaWorld theme park in Florida almost half a million pounds.

Read more on The Telegraph.

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