On February 1st 2013, an Anonymous hacker was spared jail due to the fact he was only 16 at the time of the offence.
According to the BBC,
”Jack Birchall, 18, pleaded guilty to conspiring to impair the operation of computers between 1 August 2010 and 22 January 2011.>”
He was given an 18-month rehabilitation order and a 60-hour unpaid work requirement.
Two of Birchall’s co-accused were jailed last week and one was handed a six-month suspended sentence.> He was the youngest of four self-styled “hacktivists” arrested following Anonymous attacks on the websites of Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and a number of anti-piracy groups.
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