11 month sentence for a juvenile cracker

En français francais



Aged 17 today, a young boy from Worcester, in the Boston area (Massachusetts, USA), was sentenced last week to 11 months of emprisonment in a juvenile detention center.

He was found guilty of hacking into corporate computer systems, making hoax 911 calls which led to SWAT team responses and using stolen credit card numbers to buy goods. All these offences were committed between November 2005 and May 2008.

The suspect, known under the screenname of  DShocker, decided to plead guilty and was originally facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. In France, although being a minor he might not have faced imprisonment, for similar actions the maximum penalty would be of 5 years in prison and a 75 000 € fine (articles 323-1 à 323-7 of the penal code).


About Éric Freyssinet
Officier de gendarmerie. Docteur en informatique. Travaille depuis 1998 dans le domaine de la lutte contre la cybercriminalité, actuellement conseiller auprès du Préfet en charge de la lutte contre les cybermenaces au Ministère de l'intérieur. Les idées publiées sur ce blog le sont à titre personnel. Law enforcement officer (colonel with the Gendarmerie nationale in France). PhD in computer science. Working since 1998 in the fight against cybercrime. Views published on these blogs are personal.

One Response to 11 month sentence for a juvenile cracker

  1. Pingback: Condamnation d’un cracker de 17 ans à 11 mois de prison aux USA « Criminalités numériques

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