So apparently looking at porn makes you a hacker. According to an Ohio State court. A man from Ohio was given a 15 month sentence for “hacking” his work computer to look and upload nude pictures of himself to “adult websites”. Some of these pictures he viewed were of people involved in sexual acts. (oh my)
This “hacker” spent over 100 hours uploading and viewing these pictures while at work. It was proven that it never managed to interfere with his deadline, or work quality. But damn it, he’s not being a zombie for the man. So the police got involved and he was deemed a hacker. We’ll lets face it, cops and the computers don’t really go hand in hand. Maybe upper level cops, like the FBI, but the county sheriff isn’t exactly know for his computer crime solving skills.
The current Ohio hacking law states that “No person, in any manner and by any means, including, but not limited to, computer hacking, shall knowingly gain access … to any computer … without the consent of, or beyond the scope of the express or implied consent of, the owner of the computer … or other person authorized to give consent.” Although he was given consent to use the computer, the court believes that Wolf’s personal activities constituted as “beyond the scope of the express or implied consent,” thus being able to prosecute him with a hacking conviction.
Wolf’s lawyer said this is being treated so differently is because its a borderline sex offense. If he was viewing cats on Roombas no one would care. Although. I think i did see a website for cats on… Nevermind off the topic. Oh yeah he has to pay $5000. But at least he’ll be able to show off his naked body to anybody in Prison.
Moral: Don’t look at porn, and get your job efficiently. It makes it harder to claim insanity if you can do you job efficiently.