Irish Teen Hacker scares Microsoft enough to land him a job

Date: 01-07-2011 10:28 am (12 years ago) | Author: Ismail Ibrahim
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- at 1-07-2011 10:28 AM (12 years ago)
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What’s the best way to land a programmer’s job at Microsoft?
Well, there’s the standard method of going to school for computer science, succeeding admirably, creating programs of your own and then applying and hoping you get the nod.

Then there’s the slightly less orthodox method employed occasionally by young and ambitious hackers.



In this case, a 14-year-old Irish hacker managed to break into the online servers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 last month and start a phishing scam that tried to get other players to divulge personal information.

The hack came right in the middle of the crippling hack attack that took down the entire Playstation Network, and it scared Microsoft enough to issue worldwide alter for the scam.

So now that the perpetrator has been outed as a 14-year-old geek living with his parents, what’s Microsoft’s response?

Irish Central reports:


    [Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland Paul] Rellis revealed that Microsoft planned to work with the Dublin teenager to develop his talent for legitimate purposes.

So let that be a lesson, hackers. If you start young enough and hack with enough skill, you can trade “being sued in court” for “getting a sweet job.”

Posted: at 1-07-2011 10:28 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
- soloking2 at 1-07-2011 11:46 AM (12 years ago)
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A neat way a boy of 14 secured job in Irish. By trying to do something nonsense he now has free way to many senses.
Posted: at 1-07-2011 11:46 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- soloking2 at 1-07-2011 11:50 AM (12 years ago)
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A neat way a boy of 14 secured job in Irish. By trying to do something nonsense he now has free way to many senses.
Posted: at 1-07-2011 11:50 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- interpo77 at 1-07-2011 12:24 PM (12 years ago)
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yeah,what microsoft did is ok  but am beware  about this teens age,with only 14 yrs, to start working?
may be it might be a lesson to many hackers out there
Posted: at 1-07-2011 12:24 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Pepesy at 1-07-2011 12:36 PM (12 years ago)
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Passin
Posted: at 1-07-2011 12:36 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Teganto at 1-07-2011 02:57 PM (12 years ago)
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wait a minit
Posted: at 1-07-2011 02:57 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Teganto at 1-07-2011 02:58 PM (12 years ago)
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ga6e game game
Posted: at 1-07-2011 02:58 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- whome at 1-07-2011 03:08 PM (12 years ago)
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Hunnnnnnnnnnmmmmmmmmh!!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 1-07-2011 03:08 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- just2sexy at 1-07-2011 03:11 PM (12 years ago)
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Applause

Posted: at 1-07-2011 03:11 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Simon-Zeletus at 1-07-2011 03:19 PM (12 years ago)
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Now he we hack too much money for them
Posted: at 1-07-2011 03:19 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- segxykay at 1-07-2011 03:29 PM (12 years ago)
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dem wan use hin brain  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 1-07-2011 03:29 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Idbabe at 1-07-2011 03:46 PM (12 years ago)
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A born hacker
Posted: at 1-07-2011 03:46 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- LOYOLAR at 1-07-2011 06:04 PM (12 years ago)
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Hacking his life to stardom. Weldone boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
Posted: at 1-07-2011 06:04 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kebella at 1-07-2011 06:15 PM (12 years ago)
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there re everywhere Angry

Posted: at 1-07-2011 06:15 PM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- segxykay at 1-07-2011 06:48 PM (12 years ago)
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good bad boy
Posted: at 1-07-2011 06:48 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- toibeli at 1-07-2011 06:51 PM (12 years ago)
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A good way of bringing your enemy closer
Posted: at 1-07-2011 06:51 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- deboalabi262 at 1-07-2011 06:52 PM (12 years ago)
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Well noted and documented....

Posted: at 1-07-2011 06:52 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- segxykay at 1-07-2011 07:09 PM (12 years ago)
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just lik jack bouwer in CTU Wink Wink Wink Wink
Posted: at 1-07-2011 07:09 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicanorose at 1-07-2011 07:13 PM (12 years ago)
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Congrats guy. E no easy ooo

Posted: at 1-07-2011 07:13 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zellion at 1-07-2011 08:14 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: segxykay on  1-07-2011 03:29 PM
dem wan use hin brain  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
i agree wit u.he has become a lab-rat and they are not letting him go until his brain is totally empty.this offer would be his down fall.poorchap.
Posted: at 1-07-2011 08:14 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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