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An as yet unnamed 29-year-old pleaded guilty on Friday to charges relating to the hijacking of more than 1.25 million Deutsche Telekom routers, according to reports in the German press. German news agency DPA and others quoted a court spokesman as saying the accused, who pleaded guilty to "attempted computer sabotage", had " …

  1. a_sullivan88

    Why has his name not been reported? He has already been doxed publicly as Daniel Kaye, an Israeli-UK citizen.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      It's easier for our lizard overlords to grant a pardon if you don't know his name.

    2. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

      Why has his name not been reported?

      Perhaps because Germany has some rather strict privacy laws. Until he's convicted he is presumed innocent so it doesn't really matter outside the court what his name is, what his background is.

      Perhaps a more interesting question is why did you feel the need to dox him ?

  2. David Roberts

    Danny Kaye?

    He still around?

    1. Anne-Lise Pasch

      Re: Danny Kaye?

      The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice with the palace has the brew that is true

      1. hplasm Silver badge
        Happy

        Re: Danny Kaye?

        No, no..the chalice with the palace has the pellet with the poison, the flagon with the dragon is the brew that is true.

        1. collinsl

          Re: Danny Kaye?

          I think you'll find you want the candle with the handle on the gateaux for the chateau and the drug for the jug is in a pill in the till

  3. Bob Dole (tm)
    Holmes

    No specialiat training...

    Why is that bit important to say? I'd wager the majority of great programmers had little to no formal training...

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: No specialiat training...

      I'd wager the majority of great programmers had little to no formal training...

      FTFY

    2. Stevie Silver badge

      Re: No specialiat training...

      @ Bob Dole:

      I bet they did, you know.

      1. DropBear Silver badge

        Re: No specialiat training...

        Well yes what he meant was probably "training never had anything to do with a great programmer being great" aka "whatever you do know, you learned none of it from training".

    3. Matt Bryant Silver badge

      Re: Bob Dole (TM) Re: No specialiat training...

      Why is that bit important to say? I'd wager the majority of keyboard hammering eejits that think they are great programmers had little to no formal training...

      FTFY

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    He needs to look on the bright side, at least he'll learn a second language during his stay.

  5. Ben1892

    Re: No specialist training...

    Points weapon at Liberia, hits Germany - how much more evidence do you need that he wasn't a 1337 h4x0r

  6. cantankerous swineherd Silver badge

    The self-taught programmer had been

    "studying computers since childhood", but had

    not had any specialist training, the DPA

    reported.

    so basically anyone sufficiently motivated can bring CNI down. the absolute state of this.

    1. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge
      Unhappy

      "so basically anyone sufficiently motivated can bring CNI down."

      I would definitely sleep better if this weren't true.

    2. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

      The self-taught programmer had been "studying computers since childhood"

      Using Word != "studying computers"..

      (For quite a while, Computing lessons in UK schools seemed to consist of teaching pupils how to use the office suite..)

  7. Stevie Silver badge

    Bah!

    "Have mercy on me! I'm not a criminal! I'm an incompetent criminal!

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