NO jail time.
bet the people who lost money are really happy with that.
In America he would spend 3 months in jail just waiting for a trial.
A computer hacker who posed as a student and used key-logging software to break into the email accounts of genuine students has been ordered to pay £21,000 in compensation and ordered to complete a 200-hour community service order. Daniel Woo, 23, a Bulgarian resident in London, avoided going to jail but received an eight- …
Yes and we have a system called remand, in which - if your crime is heinous enough - the legal authorities don't just let you wander about doing stuff.
Bail being set for *any and every* crime tends to look like the same old trick of letting rich fuckers buy their way out of jail.
In this case, he would not have been remanded. He would have been bailed. But try not to patronise us poor old benighted brits too hard, eh?
You know I thought it was obvious who that comment was aimed at. Unless every one in your country thinks this way .
"In America he would spend 3 months in jail just waiting for a trial."
But since only one person said some thing that silly I thought it was obvious that comment was not towards every that posted .
Read the story again. He was a foriegn student. He was found to be hacking other foreign students' email accounts. So they have to trace these people down. Then they have to look through their banks accounts. Then the case opens up. They connect him to another university. So now, that's two loads of CCTV footage to scan through. And a whole heap of probably and primarily international accounts...
I requested my bank account records a few years ago. I needed a specific period. It took me 3 attempts to get the required information and then I had to turn to the ombudsman. All in all it took about 10 months to get the info I needed...
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