Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hacker Facing 38 Years In Jail

Remember the movie Wargames, when computer geek Matthew Broderick hacks into his school's computer and changes his grade and Ally Sheedy's grade. Amusing, right. Broderick's character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off did a similar thing (I'ms sensing a pattern). Well Omar Khan, an 18 year old student in Orange County teenager hacked his school's computer and changing his grades. He is facing 38 years
If convicted on all 69 counts, including altering and stealing public records, computer fraud, burglary, identity theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy, Mr Khan could spend almost four decades in prison.

He is currently being held on $50,000 (£25,500) bail and is scheduled to appear in court today.

Mr Khan’s defence lawyer, Carol Lavacol, described her client as “a really nice kid” and said: “There’s a lot more going on than meets the eye.”
. Pretty steep possible sentence for his crimes. Still Khan needs a punishment, but this seems out of proportion.

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