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Cable Modem Hacker Gets 3 Years in Prison
Ryan Harris, AKA DerEngel Heads to Jail
by Karl Bode 04:29PM Friday Jun 29 2012
According to the Boston Globe, an Oregon man this week was sentenced by a Boston Judge to three years in prison for selling hacking tips and tools that allowed users to pirate cable broadband services. According to the lawsuit, twenty-eight-year-old Ryan Harris (aka DerEngel) made between $400,000 and $1 million over several years via a website dedicated to broadband cable modem hacking, where he sold tools like Sigma, Blackcat, and DreamOS. Harris also wrote a book dedicated to exploring how to hack cable modems which we sort of reviewed many years back. Harris has been facing criminal charges since around 2009.


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Re: The Greedy Hacker

He might be able to find work in jail....
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I hope you get a year in jail for every second you were connected.

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I guess people have just been conditioned to live in a police state. What a crazy statement.


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The hacker claimed he did it because he hated greedy corporations. If that was true he would have given aways his tips and tools for free. It seems he was as greedy as those he accused. And he should lookout for the IRS - he better have reported his income or they will make his life a hell for long after he gets done with his jail sentence.
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