[ISN] Quebec hacker who was 12 when he crippled government websites gets probation

http://www.canada.com/news/Quebec+hacker+when+crippled+government+websites+gets+probation/9220389/story.html BY SIDHARTHA BANERJEE THE CANADIAN PRESS NOVEMBER 27, 2013 MONTREAL – A Montreal hacker who was just 12 when he crippled several provincial government websites and shared information in exchange for video games has been sentenced to 18 months probation. The 14-year-old pleaded guilty in October to attacks that occurred in 2012 at the height of Quebec’s student protests. The group for which he acted, Anonymous, was particularly vocal against the then-Liberal government, particularly a law limiting the right to protest. A series of attacks targeting government-related websites ensued under a campaign dubbed “Operation Quebec” in response to the law, which has since been repealed. […]