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A civilian police worker who hacked into force computers to steal data on a royal visit to Wales has avoided prison for crimes his lawyers claim were motivated by idle curiosity. Martin Lansley, 31, was employed by Dyfed-Powys Police when he obtained unauthorised access to classified material about a then upcoming visit by the …

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"motivated by idle curiosity."

As opposed to, say, motivated by his interest in UFOs?

One law for them...

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Typo?

Surely "the force estimate that the hacking spree cost a total of $3bn"?

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erm

and this is different to looking for UFOs how... ? at least the UK police force weren't using default passwords... ;)

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Would that work for anyone?

I wonder if I would get away with it if I did exactly the same thing (with the exception of becoming a police worker) and said I was just curious...

Oh and by the way, I'm curious about creditcard numbers too!

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So ...

He didn't have Aspergers Syndrome, then?

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Humble Pie?

Pains me to say it but how come this guy gets to use the 'idle curiosity' card but a certain someone else (who I will admit I despise) is off for a free 'holiday' courtesy of the United States?

But then of course there are two important factors: 1. He works for the police (albeit as a civilian) and 2. Yankee-Doodle-Dandy-Land hasn't had it's security holes exposed.

I'm off to be 'idly curious' about Semtex

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