Nuclear lab hacker escapes jail

200 hours community service ‘not a deterrent’, warn security experts. The British student who hacked a US government laboratory to hijack its bandwidth was yesterday sentenced to 200 hours community service at London’s Southwark Crown Court.

200 hours community service ‘not a deterrent’, warn security experts. The British student who hacked a US government laboratory to hijack its bandwidth was yesterday sentenced to 200 hours community service at London’s Southwark Crown Court. Exeter student Joseph McElroy, 18, pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorised modification of the contents of a computer at Fermilab, the US government’s high-energy physics research facility.

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