Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Unauthorized hacker lands in hot water, and fast

Police have arrested a man they say is connected to a website attack earlier this month that disrupted trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Officers investigating the August 10 attack for the Hong Kong Police's Technology Crime Division of Commercial Crime Bureau arrested the 29-year-old man late last week, they said in a brief statement. He was arrested for “Access to Computer with Dishonest or Criminal Intent."

Well, I'll be darned - it IS possible to track down and lock up a hacker, if the hacker doesn't work for the financial oligarchy, as indicated by the fact that he attacked something that really matters to them.