Mitnick served five years in prison — four and a half years pre-trial and eight months in solitary confinement — because, according to Mitnick, law enforcement officials convinced a judge that he had the ability to "start a nuclear war by whistling into a pay phone". He was released on January 21, 2000. During his supervised release, which ended on January 21, 2003, he was initially forbidden to use any communications technology other than a landline telephone. Mitnick fought this decision in court, eventually winning a ruling in his favor, allowing him to access the Internet. Under the plea deal, Mitnick was also prohibited from profiting from films or books based on his criminal activity for seven years. Mitnick now runs Mitnick Security Consulting LLC, a computer security consultancy
Threethumb wrote:Lifetime for stealing, 3 years for killing. Even stealing all the money in the world should not be as severely punished as murder. Stolen money is temporary, and at best only a slight setback. In these cases, the money goes back to the owner. An ended life is ended forever
fashizzlepop wrote:The varying degrees of punishment for.murder are as they are because many believe that if you kill someone under certain circumstances (such as drunk driving or as an "accident") it shouldn't warrant life in prison.
NewVoxel: Why are so many American citizens held in jail for months if not years awaiting their trial? It's stupid that they can even do that. I remember a few years back there was some hacker in prison that wasn't even allowed to use the phones because they believed he could whistle in some destruct code to set off the worlds nuclear bombs. Wish I could remember his name. I think he's actually still in prison.
A class action suit was filed against Strafor over the breach of security, and the company settled with its customers at an estimated cost of $1.75 million. So, that’s a reason that Judge Preska may have a vested interest in seeking a prosecution. Plus, Stratfor CEO also had to resign after Wikileaks released 5M emails, where Anonymous members boasted of their partnership with Wikileaks in releasing this information.
That reminds me. In Kevin's case, the judge wouldn't let his side use a computer to consolidate and sift through all the data, because the judge thought that Mitnick could somehow hack just by looking at a computer.
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