June 19, 2001

'Mafiaboy' says he was only testing security

Author: JT Smith

CBC News reports: "The Montreal teen who crippled five major
Web sites last year says he did it to test the companies'
security systems, a youth court heard on Tuesday.

While the 16-year-old didn't testify at the hearing, both
Crown and defence attorneys referred to a pre-sentence
report in which the youth, known as Mafiaboy, stated his
motive was public service "

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