Young people across the world are showing themselves to be savvy and competent behind a computer screen. Many of them are facing jail time for showing the vulnerabilities in the U.S.’s computer systems.
Hieu Minh Ngo, a Vietnamese national, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for hacking into U.S. businesses’ computers, stealing personally identifiable information (PII), and selling the information to other cybercriminals. He is charged with illegally accessing the PII of about 200 million US citizens. He was arrested in February 2013 upon entering the U.S. when he was tricked into going to Guam under the guise of receiving more consumer data by an undercover US [...]