Hacker who reported flaw in Hungarian Telekom faces up to 8-years in prison | #TpromoCom #Ethics #Hacker #Legal | Last year, Hungarian police arrested a 20-year-old ethical hacker accused of finding and exploiting serious vulnerabilities in Magyar Telekom, the largest Hungarian telecommunication company, who is now facing up to 8 years in prison.
The short of it is this, the hacker met with the telcom prior to the second hack, and he was asked or told then to stand down and stop probing their Internet-based servers. The young “ethical hacker” proceeded to penetrate their firewall again and was reported to police who charged him with a cyber crime. The question here is, did he do something wrong?
Before answering the question, read the entire news story (click here) and then perhaps we can talk. I’m going to open this up for anyone who wants to debate the issue. You will see 1) the usual comment window below (you must click on the title of this news piece in order to see it), or 2) you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. —Al Colombo