By Newstalk ZB and Shenagh Gleeson
The New Zealand Herald
July 15, 2008
A young Whitianga computer hacker walked free from court today after a
judge said a conviction would have harmed his prospects.
Owen Thor Walker had pleaded guilty to charges relating to an
international cyber-crime ring but was today discharged without
Justice Judith Potter said she did not think he was motivated by
criminal intent and did what he did to show that he could.
Attend Black Hat USA, August 2-7 in Las Vegas,
the world's premier technical event for ICT security experts.
Featuring 40 hands-on training courses and 80 Briefings
presentations with lots of new content and new tools.
Network with 4,000 delegates from 50 nations.
Visit product displays by 30 top sponsors in
a relaxed setting. http://www.blackhat.com