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Microsoft’s Youngest Employee, Jake The 14 Year Old Hacker

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Posted on June 9, 2011 AT 02:30pm

Jake is the young boy who broke into the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 servers and started a phishing scam to obtain users data.

Microsoft thought the attack was connect to the attack on Sony but after discovering otherwise they issued an alert to find the person responsible.

Hacker News is reporting that the boy is now working for Microsoft;

“According to the managing director of Microsoft in Ireland, the
company is helping the hacker ‘develop his talent for legitimate
purposes,’”

“Rellis revealed that Microsoft planned to work
with the Dublin teenager.”

Is this the right thing to do with hackers? Should they be praised or punished for their work?

Source: Hacker News

Nick Baumfeld
Bio: Nick Baumfeld has been involved in the video game industry for a good 12 years. He has seen the industry from all view points and has a background in websites, website integration and social media. Nick pioneered the online video game rental business back in the day, moved forward into online video game trading and then moved viral with the well received Video Games Application on Facebook. Today, he has joined up with EGM founder Steve Harris to create something truly unique and special; EGMNOW, a community dedicated to all manner of gamers.

Gaming MO: Nick is a first person shooter type of gamer and enjoys heated bouts of Halo with friends and family (even while being schooled by his children).
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