(Update) Ca: Teen hacker charged

Kate Dubinski reports:

A 15-year-old hacker accused of breaking into the Thames Valley District school board’s website and exposing the passwords of 27,000 high school students has been criminally charged.The boy was arrested and charged with four criminal code offences:

  • Intercepting a computer function – Fraudulently obtaining computing services.
  • Using a computer with intent to commit a computer offence.
  • Using a password to commit a computer offence.

Those charges carry a penalty of as much as 10 years in prison, depending how the Crown proceeds in court.

Read more in the London Free Press.

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