A 19-year-old suspected to be the mastermind behind the hacker group LulzSec has been arrested in Wickford, Essex in England, in a joint action by the Scotland Yard and the FBI.
Lock him up and throw away the key.
no i don't think that's right thing to do. I don't think its right in these times when we have very limited prison room to waste space on some that's not threat to society in the way mass murderer or a rapist etc. i think he should be blacklisted from any ISP I doubt I will be able to do much on a 3g network. on house arrest and mentally evaluated. I don't condone his actions but i just don't think he is worth the space.
I know, I was being sarcastic, because there's no chance that will happen. But ... I could agree with what you said. These guys have one "strength," and that's their ability to hack technology. Take it away from them and keep them under observation. The only problem with that is, it might cost just as much as keeping them in prison, if not more. Observation, psychological evaluation, monitoring for blacklisted items (computers, internet), etc. Kind of a waste, right?
@thecraft Yeah, because locking up crimals is the wrong thing to do. If he or you don't want him to go to jail then he shouldn't do something that is classed as a jailable crime. It's simple stuff really.
Man screw that i agree with antisec and what they are fightin for i been sayin it for years. The government is slick remember acta?
Well every out come will involve costing money. But the one I stated would also mean one more cell for a criminal who belongs there. I work in prison in the Uk and can't think of what cat he would belong in.
This is a 19yr old. Is old enough a young man who has to be learnt right from wrong the hard way. Sorry but a easy way out isnt the best option like banning him from any ip, as that wont work anyone can have a ip provider. Doesnt mean this youngster can be bared from using computer. No he deservs some kinda short sentance hes got rest of his life. Just short sentance and learn some respect, who knows he may go in a young lad come out a man.
Kinda saw this coming. Probably just the beginning of arrest to come.
Get caught leading an international hacking group...for the lulz.
He's fucked either way he'll be charged by the CIA and get done as a terrorist.
I hope so, even thought I hate to say it. I don't like the abuse that can be perpetrated by calling a person a "terrorist" for no reason (c'mon, here there's no reason for it, even if they're scum and deserve prison time). BUT, these guys are pissing me off so bad, that in this case, even though I feel kind of bad about it, if they call him a terrorist and put him away with that, so be it.
a person a "terrorist" for no reason What makes you think that? What the hacking of Sony was all fine with everyone? He's been hacking into the CIA and other US government sites and releasing the data out all over the net and they have been getting shut down. Sony shutting down the PSN and all the data stolen is the same thing as 9/11 and how many Americans are saying the US government shouldn't be chasing after al-qaeda because they might not be terrorists. Even though it's online doesn't mean it's a minor thing. If this group gets away with it whats the point in trying to arrest people who hack into banks and steal your data and then all your money, be better to just leave it be and let it all happen.
Turns out the guys is just a IRC Channel mod.. according to lulz anyway. The core team didn't get hit ... yet
He will spill his little nerdy guts.
I hope so. Lulzsec has gone too far
What would a tiny ant know about the leaders? Why would they tell him anything of importance?
fuck the government I am actually starting to agree with what lulzsec does to this evil corrupt government, I wouldn't be in the place I am now if it wasn't for the stupid government.
Yeah fuck governments & society. Who needs roads networks,public education,police forces,public healthcare,social welfare,food subsidisation,sewage systems,industry grants,space exploration..... What has the government ever done for me? /Sarc Maybe we should move back out to the woods, live in the trees & start wiping our asses with moss again. Now thats real progress.
He never said anything about society. he just said fck the government. who needs bail outs and helping the big corporations take over the us and limit people like us from getting anywhere with our own ideas. plenty of documentaries to see just how fckd our food system is imagine the rest of the systems watch food inc and beer wars goverment works with the best company paying them off and they bail them out in times of need or turn blind eyes on the rest. why are trillions being spent on companys and banks and not the people? why is the government backing greedy companys that want to increase their profits every year no matter what... how plausible is it for your record breaking year to be broken year after year. they do alot but at the same time they dont do alot its all a ruse to fool the masses and to get us to be safe spend money and keep the economy running by any means necessary. if the masses find out its all over man. /end rant
@fatstarr: The people most critical of law and business invariably don't understand it. How about you read up on the financial system? Here's the quick dumbs#!t version: No matter how noble your intentions, it takes money to do anything. People make investments so that they won't have to hope things will magically come to them for free when they can't work anymore. Banks often actually have to do a fair bit of work sourcing small funds from lots of people in order to lend large amounts to a few- so that useful things can actually be done. In the real world, people need housing and some way of paying for it. And everybody has to get something out of the process because everybody puts some amount of work or bear some risk. The information and other things companies produce take labour and capital. Companies have to make it worthwhile for those that provide them- they have to offer providers a more attractive proposition than obtainable elsewhere. Despite whatever ideals you might have, even the most brilliant innovations involve the time, money and risk of parties other than the minds directly involved. Companies have these things called responsibilities. No, actually they are obligations. Ideals go out the window in the imperfect world of those that have all those balancing acts to perform. Companies are not magical omniscient forces of malevolence. They are staffed with hard-working people who need to eat, pay their bills and feed their families. People who developed skills and made real life choices on the basis of incentives. They are funded by people with the same goals- although perhaps many investors are simply better organised, more successful and generally a little further down the road than the so called salt-of-the-earth-working-clas s-hero. It isn't a crime in itself to be organised and successful is it? We can't all just hope our governments do it all for us by running idealistically palatable welfare states that eventually end up like Greece now can we? On the topic of intellectual property. There are some laws we can't all agree with. Does creating something make it yours? Well, it isn't yours to give to the world for free if you didn't do it alone. Mental effort isn't the only contribution that entitles you to a stake in something. And there's a pretty thick line between patenting a gene and putting DRM on a song or a game. Those without a stake would simply be freeloading drags on society if they got everything for free. Funny how ideals and responsibilities clash in real life. Hacking, stealing and destroying involve skills that are not on the same level as creating and innovating. It is easier to find one weakness than it is to build something that stands under any condition at all. It is certainly not as valuable. If the rule of law and governments as we knew it were gone, would geographical, racial, ideological and territorial boundaries really just disappear? We all have faith that these forces would just cede power to a internet connected hive. A magical neural network without control of actual limbs... Wankery!
Lmao Tango Down!
Yay! Sort of thought these guys were unbreakable for a minute. If he is one of them of course.
Of course he's British...
What is that supposed to mean he's british?
Just a joke. Chill.
Good. These fuck tards need to have their facial features disfigured.
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