Lulzsec Hackers ‘Crossed The Line, Should Be Rehabilitated’ – Ex-Hacker
Lulzsec, the hacker group that attacked the websites of numerous companies, including games publishers ranging from Nintendo to Bethesda, “crossed the line” and the perpatrators should be “rehabilitated” according to former hacker and security consultant Cal Leeming.
The FBI arrested five men, including UK citizens, earlier this week with regard to Lulzsec’s attacks which began in May 2011.
“The first thing I said when all the Lulzsec stuff happened, was that someone was going to jail – there was never any doubt about that,” Leeming told NowGamer.
“The guys in the UK might stand a chance, but it will be a very long road to success. The ones in the US can pretty much kiss the next 5-7 years of their life away (if not in prison, then on probation and restriction orders).”
Regarding the hackers’ motivations, Leeming added: “There’s no excuse for what these guys did, and they crossed several lines that should never be crossed (one of those being, don’t mess with [the] government), and they even started turning on each other.
“The problem is, there is absolutely no rehabilitation scheme for electronic crimes (i.e. hacking) – it’s the same as throwing a drug addict in jail and expecting them not to take drugs when they come out – it just doesn’t work like that.”
Minecraft, League of Legends and EVE Online were also targeted by LulzSec last year.
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