Hacker Admits To Crashing PlayStation Site For 11 Days

In a story that sort of sounds like the plot to the 1995 movie Hackers, a Pennsylvania teen now faces felony charges for hacking into the Playstation website and crashing it for eleven days.

The seventeen year old Greater Latrobe Senior High School student took revenge on the site after being banned for cheating in a SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals tournament.  The teen has plead guilty in juvenile court to unlawful use of a computer, criminal use of a computer, computer trespassing, and the distribution of a computer virus.

While the teen is an honors student, reports indicate that the method the boy used to infect Playstation severs wasn’t a difficult one, leaving the possibility of future attacks if Sony doesn’t make some adjustments.

While the teen faces sentencing later this year, his obvious course of action should be to find the hidden worm in the garbage file, take down The Plague, and HACK THE PLANET!

(Via Kotaku)

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  • just read about this, lol, I actually find it a little funny. But in all seriousness, yes, he deserves to be punished.

  • SickPigeon

    Haha! Yeah he does deserve to be punished. Love the Hackers reference and screenshot but I can think of a few better Angelina Jolie screenshots I’d prefer to see.

  • Tom

    He hacked it 2 years ago and was sentenced this past week. It’s crazy that on a week where he is sentenced, the PS network crashes….hmmmmmmmm

  • Joesko

    I wish playstation would hire this kid to get the network up and running today!