Reply to post: Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense

National Lottery Sentry MBA hacker given nine months in jail after swiping just £5

Wellyboot Silver badge

Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense

IT security operation involving a large number of staff working to fix the holes - £230k probably isn't far off the mark. DoD would have also had to conduct a similar hole plugging exercise.

His crime wasn't 'Stealing £5' He was instructing others how to perform criminal acts and accepting proceeds of their crimes as payment, The law (and most people) take a very dim view of this.

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