[Dshield] Surely Not?

Sean Smith ssmith at kwqc.com
Fri Jan 6 21:00:27 GMT 2006


Sorry. I misunderstood your point. I thought you meant prosecuting the
refreshers...however, this kid had malicious intent. A felony though??
Sounds like a high school prank. Nothing like marbles down the hallway
at lunch, but still...  


S Smith

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[mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Joel Esler
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 2:43 PM
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Subject: Re: [Dshield] Surely Not?

This isn't like a "TGIF" joke is it?  There's no way they would
prosecute someone for people refreshing the page...

J

On Jan 6, 2006, at 3:03 PM, stu wrote:

> UNIONTOWN -- A Stark County high school senior has been arrested and
> charged for allegedly trying to crash his school's computer system.
> Police say the student, created a website which connected to the
> school's system.
>
> When enough users logged on and hit the F5 button, it overloaded the
> school's system.
>
> But, Lake High School caught-on before the system crashed. Its  
> computers
> started slowing down.
>
> "It's a crime and it is important we take this seriously ...  
> especially
> for school officials ... it could have done a tremendous amount of
> damage," said Canton City Prosecutor Frank Fronchione.
>
> Stone is charged with a felony and could face jail time.
>
> But prosecutors say community service is more likely and disciplinary
> action from the school.
>
> http://www.wkyc.com/akron/akron_article.aspx?storyid=45721
>
> Surely the people pressing F5 are liable? If I link to a website the
> people who abuse that are liable?  How many people would they have
> needed to refresh the page to cause it to slow down!?! What does
> "tremendous amount of damage" actually refer to; I'd like to see the
> description for releasing student records in comparison with trying to
> DoS a web server.
>
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