Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Phone Hacker Jailed for 11 Years

What happens when you make prank calls that send SWAT teams to people's houses? You get sent to jail - for ages.

The Register reports on the downfall of Matthew Weigman (19), who made hoax phone calls to emergency services, resulting in armed teams of police raiding the homes of his victims. He's just been sentences to 11 years in jail.

More details about the case are available on Wired, which covers Weigman's guilty plea and provides a dramatic rundown of events.