Autistic man hacked Microsoft and Nintendo

A computer hacker caused $4M of damage in cyber-attacks on Microsoft and Nintendo after he was spared prosecution for a notorious data breach involving more than six million children, a court heard.

Two UK citizens listened to a court decision on the case of hacking Microsoft and Nintendo corporate networks and stealing data. The total damage from these two gentlemen’s cyber attacks was £3 million ($4 million).

Law enforcers said hackers could not access user data and financial information, but they stole information about software that is under development.

As a result, the court in London sentenced 24-year-old Zammis Clark to 15 months in prison. He was found guilty of five episodes of cybercrime. On the net, Clark was known by the pseudonyms Slipstream and Raylee.

In addition, Clark, who has an autism spectrum disorder, has received a special order, which requires him not to violate the law. If he stumbles, he could face five years in prison and an unlimited fine.

It is worth noting that Clark was already attracted for hacking into VTech’s servers in 2015. Then he managed to get access to millions of accounts owned by customers.

Also heard his sentence 26-year-old Thomas Hounsell, he was found guilty of hacking Microsoft, which he carried out with Clark. Hounsell will have to spend six months behind bars.

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Daniel Zimmermann

Daniel Zimmermann has been writing on security and malware subjects for many years and has been working in the security industry for over 10 years. Daniel was educated at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany and currently lives in New York.

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