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Police in Dijon, France have detained 22 youths suspected of being members of a domestic network of hackers. According to the French daily Le Monde, sixteen of the alleged hackers are minors, and at least one is reported to be 14 years-old. The oldest detained was 25 years-old. They were apprehended yesterday near Paris and …


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  1. Hate2Register

    Sir, you are a script kiddy

    If "hackers" these days don't know about using proxies or anonymisers to leave fake chat room trails, then perhaps they would better be adverted as 'kiddy hackers', or 'kackers' for short. hmm

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Vandalism is still vandalism whether it's seen by a million people or 1.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    True, true...

    It's a bit like the burglar saying "Well Guv! They left the blinking door open!"

    And, of course, an open door does not mean it is ok to burgle.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    They have been dropped right in the...

    ...mustard now!

  5. Edwin



  6. Larry Cumber

    Hackers !

    Why not make use of their talents in a better way Mr FRANCE. If they have the knowledge to do so why not tell them once small congregate and tell those concern the methods they used and suggest how this could be prevented.

    Mr France think about that !

  7. James Verdonk

    French hacking

    We have been targeted by French hackers in the past. The method they always used was to try and to brute force a guest ftp account.


  8. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    They got caught?

    I heard they surrendered, just in case they got caught. BTW how many web sites are there in Iceland? Apart from the well known supermarket one....

    Paris, cos she's good with French

  9. TeeCee Gold badge

    @James Verdonk

    No surprise there. That'll be because that's the way that they're always done it in France and the fact that it was crap to start with and doesn't work any more isn't going to stop them continuing to use it.

    It's a bit like building fortifications on the German border.

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