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pctek
30-12-2009, 05:31 PM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/3199325/Autistic-hacker-faces-25-years

Sure, sure.

Good with PCs, hacks, therefore has an "illness". Not his fault. Of course.

I'm sick of hearing that label.

pkm
30-12-2009, 06:05 PM
heh,yes and no. Normally you see hackers getting better jobs through their exploits



"This is a young kid who did some reckless things and he's going to pay a price for it,"
Actually the tax payer pays in the end:crying

Id like to know how the systems were attacked.

Speedy Gonzales
30-12-2009, 06:17 PM
Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gonzalez)

Gonzalez and his accomplices used sql injection and packet sniffer malware software to create backdoors to several corporate systems in order to steal computer data.

The systems probably werent up to date

Tukapa
30-12-2009, 10:53 PM
Talk about drivvle.

And contradiction;

"His personal life has been characterized most of all by awkwardness, impairment, troubles connecting to people, with an overarching preference and predilection to machines and technology,"

then

Gonzalez must forfeit more than $US2.7 million, plus his condo, car, a Tiffany ring he gave to his girlfriend and Rolex watches he gave to his father and friends.

That really looks like he had troubles connecting with people!!

Roscoe
31-12-2009, 01:59 PM
Asperger's syndrome is not an illness, it is a condition.

Asperger's syndrome does not mean that you are stupid - in fact the opposite is often the case.

I have a grandaughter with Asperger's syndrome and she is by no means stupid. She does look a bit stupid, but her main problem is in relationships with other people which means that she does not have too many friends at school.

Her schoolwork is always good to excellent and her teachers have nothing but praise. Her artwork far outshines most of the children in her school.

Don't believe people who try to use Asperger's syndrome as an excuse for their behaviour. People with Asperger's syndrome are often very talented.

Sounds as though that is the case with this lad - talented.