Everyone should be aware of the clever kid in Auckland who exposed the insecurity of the Telecom mobile voicemail system last week.
Well, this kid and a friend (I assume) have been charged. NZ Police press release:
Alleged Hackers Face Charges
Press Release by New Zealand Police 18 May 2005
A 16 year-old Auckland youth and a 19 year-old Hamilton man were arrested this morning and will appear in the Auckland Youth and Hamilton District Courts respectively this afternoon, to face a charge of unauthorised access of a computer.
The arrests follow a short but intensive investigation into the alleged “hacking” of some mobile phone voice mailboxes.
This is bullshit. These kids should be given jobs not charges. I would be very interested to find out what charges they will be facing. Will update as I hear more.