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PSN Hacking Suspect Sentenced For Destroying The Evidence

Well, that's one idea. Just smash all the evidence.

According to a recent report in The Columbus Dispatch, a 23-year-old man suspected of assisting with the 2008 attack on the PlayStation Network has been sentenced to house arrest for one year.

If that seems like an awfully light sentence, that's because the sentence has nothing to do with the hacking itself. It seems Todd M. Miller (who only completed school up to the ninth grade), was sentenced for obstructing a federal investigation. After the FBI spoke with Miller in 2011, they returned to his home to find that all the computers had been destroyed, including the information they probably needed that was stored on hard drives. So there wasn't enough evidence to pursue the hacking charges, unfortunately.

During his hearing, Miller told judge Peter C. Economus that he was just "immature and ignorant" and that he got "caught up with the wrong people." Economus sentenced him to three years probation and ordered him to pursue a high school equivalency certification. ...you know, I'm sorry, but I always knew these people were under-educated, egocentric morons.

Tags: psn hack, playstation network hack, psn hacker

5/13/2013 9:55:19 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

JROD0823
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 10:44:45 PM
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Ben,

Even though he is an under-educated, egocentric moron, he possesses computer skills far beyond my wheelhouse, and I have some college education, so he gets a touché from me.

That isn't to say that I don't want to flatten his face a little with my fists for playing his part in ruining some of the free time I spend gaming.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 1:58:50 AM

If anything, it proves that you don't need a long education to become really good at something.

That said, I'm not sure how good you needed to be to hack the PSN network. The more I heard about it the more I got the impression the security were *really* badly built and poorly maintained. It's not hard to steal a car if you leave the keys in the door.

Still, I'm pretty sure this guy knows more about computing than most of us.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 10:14:02 AM

Yeah, sorry, none of that impresses me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 10:51:53 PM
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He does sound a bit unsophisticated, don't real hackers have software-based file shredding emergency measures?

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Underdog15
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 11:11:16 PM

I don't think he expected to be found. lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 11:15:28 PM

Then he was bad at his hobby.

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EddPm6
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 11:24:17 PM

Unfortunately, most hackers cant really do much against whats known as garbage files, which is why he smashed the hard drives.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 1:24:34 AM

A nice big magnet would do the trick.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 9:35:20 AM

They should put him in an anti-metal Magneto jail

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Nas Is Like
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 11:14:10 PM
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Wow. He put a company, their customers and their customers' financial information at risk and all he gets is a year house arrest.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore. :(

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Cpt_Geez
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 12:18:46 AM

Right lol

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Beamboom
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 1:56:32 AM

Evidence. It's what the civil world require in order to sentence someone.

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dmiitrie
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 4:16:34 AM

Beam's right. Considering what they had to work with (or the lack thereof), its probably a credit to the prosecutors for even getting that much.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 4:49:22 PM

According to the article's title, they already knew it was evidence. So they knew he was destroying it. That's enough "evidence" to get him locked up for years.

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JROD0823
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 6:57:02 PM

Yeah, I thought a conviction on obstruction charges got you automatic jail time, not house arrest.

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Harerazer
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 @ 6:03:28 PM

Wrong fellas, you can walk into a police precinct and admit to murder but if there's no evidence to present in court then you can't go to jail for it. Just because you don't like someone for what you think they did doesn't mean you can be judge, jury, and executioner.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 1:24:59 AM
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So now he gets to sit at home and play Playstation for the next year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 9:35:43 AM

Sounds like a reward.

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Banky A
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 1:28:23 AM
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sounds like a scared fool

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