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 …
"motivated by idle curiosity."
As opposed to, say, motivated by his interest in UFOs?
One law for them...
Surely "the force estimate that the hacking spree cost a total of $3bn"?
and this is different to looking for UFOs how... ? at least the UK police force weren't using default passwords... ;)
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!
He didn't have Aspergers Syndrome, then?
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