Statistically speaking, his chances of a prison sentence are low.
So greater than the possibility of winning anything on the National Lottery?
A London hacker is facing jail after he admitted illegally accessing National Lottery gambling accounts. Anwar Batson, 29, used automated hacking suite Sentry MBA to carry out his offences. At Southwark Crown Court yesterday he admitted four offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Sentry MBA is used to ferret out valid …
I was kind of baiting (I knew it wasn't technically accurate) someone to point that out so thankyou.
I'm not particuarly gifted at maths but I understand the concept of exponential growth, so knew that in terms of statistics for this example, it wasn't an interchangeable concept.
I'm amazed it took two days . . . on the reg.
Funny thing about this is I actually know someone who won the jackpot, how much I don't know but he drives a brand new Masserati now so must have been a few quid.
This kind of thing bugs me. Like it's the hacker's fault they were forced to spend that money to investigate something that - in this day and age - really shouldn't happen in the first place.
I've zero sympathy for large organisations cheaping out on security. Had they invested in better defences to begin with, there's a good chance this couldn't have happened. They're responsible for having adequate security.
Probably would have cost less than 200k to implement too. Either the figure's inflated for effect, or that's a lot of expensive specialist hours. I'm inclined to believe the former, unless they're paying the IT intern 200k to eaxmaine the logs for unauthorised access.
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