UK: The National Crime Agency is sending hackers to rehab

Liat Clark reports:

At the age of 13, Jake Davis was spending all day, every day on his bedroom computer at his Shetland Islands home. It would be another five years before he discovered an Anonymous chatroom and became part of the hacktivist group, going on to form his own group, Lulzsec. With his new group, he went from targeting The X Factor, to the US Senate, the CIA and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, actions that ultimately led to his arrest. He was still a teenager.

This week, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the launch of a hacker ‘rehab’ programmedirected specifically at young people like Davis, who is now a white hat hacker and collaborating on upcoming startup Spyscape.

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