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Test2 - Most people do not consider computer hackers to be...

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Most people do not consider computer hackers to be serious criminals because of the lack of violence, the lack of skill, and the usual “victimlessness” of their crimes. However, computer crime, or cybercrime, is a very serious offense and there is no such thing as a victimless crime. Two well known hackers, Jonathan James and Kevin Poulson, prove that cybercrime is not victimless, but that even the US Justice System does not view computer hackers as serious criminals. At 16, Jonathan James was the first juvenile sent to prison for hacking. According to him, his intrusions were not criminal, and he described them as “just looking around, playing around. What was fun for me was the challenge to see what I could pull off”. What he actually did, however, was break into systems like BellSouth, the Miami-Dade school system, the Department of Defense Threat Reduction Agency division, and even NASA. He was very skilled, and was able to retrieve numerous usernames and passwords. His punishment was only six months house arrest and 2 years probation.
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