#CyberFLASH: Quebec – boy, 12, pleads guilty to hacking government websites

Quebec hacker

MONTREAL – A 12-year-old Québec boy is responsible for hacking several government and police websites during the student uprising in spring 2012, creating computer havoc and causing $60,000 damage, court heard Thursday.

Some sites were out of service for up to two days and the boy did it in the name of the activist/hacktivist group Anonymous.

The Grade 5 student from the Montreal suburb of Notre-Dame- de-Grâce, whose actions were not politically motivated, traded pirated information to Anonymous for video games, court was told.

The boy appeared in youth court Thursday dressed in his school uniform and accompanied by his father.

He pleaded guilty to three charges related to the hacking of the websites, including those of Montreal police, the Quebec Institute of Public Health, Chilean government and some non-public sites.

[Source] Toronto Sun

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