[citation][nom]feeddagoat[/nom]He hacks a game server whats to stop him hacking any other serve? If he gets away with it once he will do it again and again and who knows if the people who catch him down the line will be forgiving. Yes CoD is a stupid game but he has the potential to gain access to sensitive data. Stamp it out now while he's young and show him that that sort of behaviour is unacceptable. BTW what the hell are you talking about being scared to live in the uk? Your scared because the police actually enforced a law and just because it was in favour of a corporation?? Wise up wee lad! You sound like a daily Mail reader.....[/citation]
He didn't really hack a server, he ran a program, he's a script kiddie, not a hacker. I would speculate that since he had to run a program specific to CoD, what's to stop him from doing it on any other server is a complete lack of knowledge. There is no evidence that he had any access to any sensitive data. All that said, I agree with you, in principle, he should be punished to learn doing whatever you want to get what you want isn't ok; including hacking. At the same time, I've read the Computer Misuse Act, and it's a terrible terrible piece of legislation designed to take certain freedoms away from the UK's citizenry and hand it to government. As, for the corporation winning, they're within their rights having him arrested, I don't think they should prosecute though, just scare him good.