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Hacker who stole and leaked Switch info prior to launch gets 3 years in prison

Ryan Hernandez hacked into Nintendo’s internal network to steal and leak information about the Switch before it launched. Nintendo tracked him down with the authorities in the past, back when he was a minor. Hernandez said he would stop hacking Nintendo, but that turned out to be a lie. Hernandez was caught hacking Nintendo once more, and now he'll be serving 3 years in prison for his actions against the company.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: switch

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I wouldn’t applaud any actions of someone into child porn.

funshaundi
Tue Dec 01 20 05:19pm
(Updated 1 time)

"Hernandez said he would stop hacking Nintendo, but that turned out to be a lie. Hernandez was caught hacking Nintendo once more, and now he'll be serving 3 years in prison for his actions against the company."

What an idiot. And he had child pornography, too. Gross.

The child porn charges are likely what landed the prison time. If it was just the hack he probably wouldn’t have faced more than 6 months. 3 years isn’t enough imo for someone contributing to the abuse of children.

sinders
Tue Dec 01 20 05:22pm
Rating: 1

Maybe once he gets out he can apply to Nintendo for a job helping to strengthen their network security.

lanquin
Tue Dec 01 20 05:38pm
Rating: 2

If you read the articles on him, you'd see that he had child pornography on his computer, quite a lot of it. I doubt Nintendo would ever want to hire this creep.

ngamer01
Tue Dec 01 20 06:02pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

We'll have to see if the FBI levies additional charges later or if they'll leave it to the local officials of the hacker's state to levy additional charges to go along with the federal prison sentence. Either way you look at it, the guy's done. If he doesn't die in prison, he might be an old man before parole can ever be considered (assuming if the CP charges are levied at the state/federal level).

In that case maybe he'd be a better fit at the Pentagon.

[insert Joker meme picture here]

I applaud his first time. I shake my head as his stupidity on the second go.

I wouldn’t applaud any actions of someone into child porn.

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