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

Khaptain Silver badge

Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense

He was involved in a database hack that could have netted them a couple of million had they been clever. Except they only managed to get a fiver, now that's their problem not the judge's.

Had they got the million or so would it somehow have been a more justifiable sentence, if so why ?

This is not the same thing as stealing a MacDonalds because you are hungry... Nothing about what they did is acceptable, they got caught stealing other people's money, now they pay the price.

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