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Re: Pentester convicted..
From: "Thor (Hammer of God)" <thor () hammerofgod com>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 13:24:03 -0700

Way different stories- this isn't the guy who broke into NASA- this is the
University of CA deal...

Jennifer Granick (who is also my attorney) wrote this article about it...

http://www.wired.com/news/columns/circuitcourt/0,70857-0.html

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On 5/10/06 8:31 PM, "Syv Ritch" <syv () 911networks com> spoketh to all:

William Hancock wrote:

a man has been convicted of hacking when he casually and
helpfully reported a security vulnerability to the owners of a
web site, in this case The University of Southern California.
It reads like it was some sort of simple SQL injection and upon
gleaning the information he reported it.

1. Sorry, but that's not what I heard. He also went into the NASA
and other government agencies. Not only did he do "some
pentesting" outside. He actually went in, and from inside did
further "things". We don't know what he did inside, but he did
enough to convince a judge to send him to the the States.

If someone leaves their wallet in the park with no guard or
protection, I pick it up and bring it back to the owner,
the owner didn't want me to have it but I brought it back to
him.  Why in the hell should I have to go to jail for returning
it to him, why should I/we be punished for doing the right
thing?

2. It's more like you find their wallet, see the credit card
inside and use the credit card for buying stuff to test if the
credit card works.

3. He is not convicted yet, he will be extradited to the US for
trial.



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