Hacker Tricked Into Jail

If you’re going to steal software, or download software – for the love of God don’t start selling the stuff as well! Microsoft just sent the US hacker behind IllMob.org to jail for a two year period, followed by a three-year supervised release which will be monitored by special software set up on his own computer.

What did he do? He advertised, and twice sold, incomplete portions of source code for Windows 2000/NT, first selling to a private investigator before selling to an FBI agent which got him indicted under selling a company’s stolen trade secrets. The fact of course that he has a previous criminal record for trespassing, repeated theft and assault didn’t really help his case.

“Basically, everything I do, I do ass-backwards,” Genovese said in an instant-messaging interview ahead of Friday’s sentencing. “I like drawing, so I spray paint. I like music, so I took some radios of kids I hated in high school. I like computers, so I hack.”

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1 Comment

  1. Aidan January 30, 2006 at 9:47 am

    Stupid muppet! Funny tho

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