Teen hacker admits crashing PlayStation site

Initially, the case started as a grand jury investigation in San Diego

A 17-year-old honors student from Pennsylvania admitted to crashing Sony's PlayStation site after being banned for cheating in SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals. He brought down the site for 11 days in November 2008 by infecting it with a virus.

Initially, the case started as a grand jury investigation in San Diego; but authorities decided to let the teen's local juvenile court handle the charges because of his age.

Pittsburgh's Channel 4 news reports:

Channel 4 Action News' news exchange partners at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported the 11th grade student was adjudicated delinquent, the juvenile court version of a guilty plea, for unlawful use of a computer, criminal use of a computer, computer trespassing and the distribution of a computer virus.

Source:

Latrobe Teen Hacker Admits To Crashing Sony Game Site [The Pittsburgh Channel via Kotaku]

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