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The 19-Year-Old Blind “Little Hacker” Gets 135 Months in Federal Prison For “Swatting”

Hi folks,
I was reading a book entitled Teen cyberbullying investigated: where do your rights end and consequences begin? and in chapter 15, it talked about a case that deeply effected me. On podcast 62 which was released on May 24, 2008 goes in to details including other articles. While the blog itself doesn’t have the articles anymore, this podcast may still be of use. The 19-Year-Old Blind “Little Hacker” Gets 135 Months in Federal Prison For “Swatting” is the article which is the latest in this case. This is great news! Swatting from Wikipedia may be of help. You can also search wired and other sites for the articles in this podcast. I never knew that there were guilty pleas, and I can’t seem to find my logs of Matt calling me as I had kept them for the longest time. I publically want to thank all the investigators who were able to convict this guy, and as I’ve said, it doesn’t matter whether you are blind or not, the law will catch up with you. The book says he got 11 years in jail, and that may not be enough for what he is capable of.

Other things of interest:

Matthew Weigman (wikipedia)
download the 157mb podcast 62 which is the reference after we were given permission to talk about it.

The investigator made it clear to this network to not talk about what is happening until the purp is arrested. We did just that. This podcast was taped and released after the arrest. Once again, I want to thank everyone for their hard work in this case, and I’m glad I read this book. It was enlightening, and eye opening. I was not surprised to hear about Matthew Weigman in this book, to be honest.

More about the book in question

Teen cyberbullying investigated: where do your rights end and consequences begin? DB 71840

Jacobs, Thomas A. Reading time 5 hours, 42 minutes.
Read by Erik Synnestvedt. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.

Subjects: Computers ; Young Adult

Description: Judge presents teen cyberbullying cases, their court decisions, and the ways those decisions affect teens. Discusses the complex issues related to digital communications, including laws, privacy, censorship, free speech, ethics, and the rights of minors. Advocates thinking before you click. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

Digital talking book. 4 levels and 13 navigation points. Digitally mastered.
ISBN: 9781575423395, Recorded from:, Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub., c2010.
Full audio with structure. System requirements: NLS authorized ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2002 digital talking book (dtb) player compatible with NLS flash cartridges. Web version requires computer with Internet access, BARD password and NLS authorized digital talking book player. Contact your cooperating library or the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, for more information.
Computer crimes; Cyberbullying; Technology and law

Thanks all for reading, and I hope you enjoy this better than later important update on a case that definitely effected me.

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