Lamo - computer Hacker surrenders to feds.

Cal166

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A hacker who has acknowledged involvement in computer break-ins at The New York Times, Yahoo! and other large corporations surrendered Tuesday on a federal arrest warrant related to alterations of The Times' databases.

The 22-year-old was without the backpack that he usually carries, containing a change of clothes and the laptop computer with which he's hacked some of America's largest corporations. "What backpack?," he quipped. "I lost it. It fell off a bridge."

Where does these pple learn to do these things? Plus this guy WAS homeless.
 

Soybomb

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Hopefully it wont be mitnick v.2 and "make him an example" (by mistreating him and the like the way kevin was)
 

amnesiac

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Hey at least he helped the companies fix their security holes. Granted he shouldn't be poking around in other people's systems but he was kind of doing them a service.
 

Walleye

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last i had heard was he was negotiating his turnin with the cops... i wonder what the terms were.
 

ViperXX

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He reads binary very well.

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Amorphus

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hrm. he appeared on techtv several times. they called him a "white hacker" :/



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Originally posted by: Cal166
Plus this guy WAS homeless.

stupid.

they called him "homeless hacker" because he moved about a lot. not because he didn't have a home.
 

crumpet19

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So, from what I've read this guy hasn't actually done anything immoral other than accessing private information and "invading privacy."
But, if the information is not properly secured and restricted it might as well be public domain. So, I would consider his actions in this sense to be more amoral than immoral.
He even went as far as to VOLUNTEER to help these companies secure their networks. Now, if he was stealing information and using it for his personal benift then I can see that being a problem. But, if he uncovers an exploit, alerts the proper people, and then offers to help them just because he can -I'd consider that ethical computer usage. It may be borderline, but I still consider it ethical.

Though, I don't think he should have altered stories on the yahoo news site.
 

Cal166

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Originally posted by: Amorphus
hrm. he appeared on techtv several times. they called him a "white hacker" :/

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Originally posted by: Cal166
Plus this guy WAS homeless.

stupid.

they called him "homeless hacker" because he moved about a lot. not because he didn't have a home.

Well am sorry that i dont spend enough time on TECHTV.
 

miniMUNCH

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He'll be working for the government or freelance consulting for bank after a short stay in club fed...if he is convicted at all.
 

her209

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Originally posted by: TheBoyBlunder
Originally posted by: Cal166
Originally posted by: TheBoyBlunder
Lamo? wtf is lamo?
That's his last name. If you would click the link, you would know.
Yeah, I suppose I should click on the link...
[Eric Cartman]Why don't you click it, Kyle? Click it![/Eric Cartman]