Reply to post: Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense

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

d3vy Silver badge

Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense

"Kinda like saying the rain caused your roof to leak"

Actually what they were doing was credential stuffing*

So in your analogy this would me more akin to complaining that someone is hosing your house with a high pressure hose looking to see if they can cause a leak... Or more accurately standing at your front door with 20k keys trying each one until they gain access...

* Using credentials exposed elsewhere online to attempt to log into other sites.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020