LOLz and the real world
If guilty, the alleged hacktivist will soon discover that prison sheets are rough and there aint no internet.
A teenage computer crook faces prison after admitting hacking offences, including breaking into former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's electronic address and phone book. Junaid Hussain, 18, of Birmingham, swiped the sensitive information after unlawfully accessing a GMail account used by Katie Kay, a Blair aide. The hacker …
A typical call;
Operator: Anti-terror hotline, how can we help?
Caller: I'm terrified.
Operator: Um, OK. Can you explain the situation to us.
Caller: Sure, we're in an ad break. There's this girl, she's crawling out of the TV and...
Operator: Madam, can I ask - are you by any chance watching The Ring
Caller: Well, yes. But it's very scary.
Operator: I'm afraid this service is only for reporting genuine terror threats. If you have any information about a terror threat...
Caller: Well the TV guide says they'll be showing the sequel next week - is that a threat?
Operator: I'm afraid not Madam. Thanks for your call, goodbye.
It aint actually run by the feds - its the NHS - it's an automatic six month sectioning for dialling with a non prank call - it works too. I mean seriously, you'd have to be bat-shit crazy to call it. Meanwhile, if someone who isn't a complete menace to society happens to sport a bit of the old terrorism in action, they'd be sensible enough to call 999.
Hey Read stories about people this side of the pond calling 911 for cold food. They really are that thick. It's not that there are crazy but seemed to lack certain cognitive abilities. Likes don't call 911 repeatedly. cause you don't like your hamburger
But there could have been people phoning about suspicious characters taking photographs of London landmarks or in Underground stations which obviously means they're planning a terrorist attack or maybe it was someone buying a suspiciously large number of Castor Oil beans (obviously going to make Ricin) or maybe...
... excuse me the Nurse says it's time for my medicine....
Yes, I was wondering exactly how long did he tie up the line for legitimate callers with 100 automated calls? Are people really calling this that often? Couldn't they have just rung back a bit later in the day? Maybe if the unspecified acts of terror were an immediate concern they should have been dialling 999 instead?
He used his twitter account a lot to post about personal stuff, things that could be identified to him.
When he is doing his prank calling he is using skype, I bet that wasn't proxied. Also I bet he wasn't proxied on any of his online accounts.
Kids think they are untouchable.
So contact lists in the public means risk to your safty then? Becasue if thats the case then maybe MP's can start taking spam seriously and stamp on it. Not like its not a revenue stream of fines they could cash in nicely from.
Paris because there all aspiring.