Hacking the law….Um hacker encontra a rede wi-fi de uma loja de Detroit aberta e aproveita para colocar um software a fim de roubar números de cartão de crédito..tentou, mas antes de pegar qualquer número, Brian Salcedo, 23, foi pego pelo FBI. Agora ela amarga uma sentença de 9 anos…Salcedo entrou em uma rede wi-fi aberta e a rigor não roubou nenhum cartão de crédito…Essa é a senteça mais severa aplicada a um hacker. Vejam a matéria Wired News: Crazy-Long Hacker Sentence Upheld.

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From: b…
Subject: [SOCALWUG] Re: Lowe’s Wi-Fi hacker gets 9-years
Date: 12 de julho de 2006 22h43min23s GMT-03:00
To: SOCALWUG@googlegroups.com
Reply-To: SOCALWUG@googlegroups.com

So, the punishment is proper.

Reading the article and then the posts that follow, while I am ALL in favor of “hacking” as a way to learn (heck, I am a ham!) I really believe in the rule of law and that crimes, even ones that don’t get as much done as the perpetrator intended need punishment. They could have stolen many thousands of card number through that leaky WiFi site and while Lowe’s bears responsibility as well, the intent was to defraud and that’s not acceptable.

Thanks for sharing this, Mike…


On 7/12/06, jo3 wrote:

Yeah, but there’s a difference. All Kevin wanted was source code.
Although I think the penalty is insanely harsh, in all honesty, there is
no legitimate “hackerish” use for a lot of credit card numbers. You
can’t learn anything technological from them, you can only use them to

Mike Outmesguine wrote:
> We’ve talked about this case here and during the SOCALWUG meetings. The two
> hackers in this story went wardriving back in 2003 and found an open Wi-Fi
> network in a Lowe’s store. They went back later and, using the Wi-Fi
> network, installed a program that would collect credit card numbers from all
> the Lowe’s stores.
> This article recounts the incident and tells how one of the hackers, Brian
> Salcedo, was sentenced to 9 years in prison just for the attempt. They
> didn’t succeed since the FBI was watching the parking lot the night they
> instaled the code. Ealier this week an appeals court upheld the sentence
> saying that the intention to steal a lot of credit cards was severe enough
> to warrant the longer sentence, even though they didn’t actually see any
> credit card numbers.
> We haven’t had a high profile hacker in jail since Kevin Mitnick. I wouldn’t
> be surprised if “Free Brian” stickers should appear on laptops and car
> bumpers this summer.
> Story:
> http://wired.com/news/technology/0,71358-0.html