Young computer hacker walks free – no suprises
18 year old Owen Thor Walker a.k.a Akill who was arrested for hacking and his part in an international cyber crime ring which from my reading of the media, took advantage of his extremely talented mind, was today discharged without conviction .
Should any one really be surprised about this ?. This boy outsmarted many great technical institutions in the world. To convict him and jail him would be a bonus to all cyber criminals.
I have no doubt in my mind he would have cut a deal with the authorities in return for consulting in national/international and domestic security.
It does make me contemplate the fact “How do young kids like “Akill” with brilliant minds get noticed”?. Do they hack and leave messages for the admin staff or do they go to varsity and become bored silly with remedial lectures ?.