Hack Right: The members of LulzSec, were between 18 and 26 years old, when they were convicted in 2013 for their role in violating the information systems of companies-services such as: Sony, Nintendo, News Corp, CIA and SOCA.
They appeared in court in jeans and casual clothes, and seemed a little confused about their situation.
These children through their bedroom managed to cause absolute chaos in companies and services. However, they did not seem to have realized the impact of their activities or the possible consequences.
However, these cyber security teens could be encouraged to turn their talents into white activities instead of black.
At least, that is what law enforcement in Europe is hoping for.
At the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University on Tuesday, police officers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands described a new campaign targeting criminals committing cybercrime for the first time.
Such as mentioned by Cyberscoop, the Hack Right campaign targets hackers between the ages of 12 and 23 who may not be aware that they are committing crimes. Authorities hope educating these teens could keep them out of jail.
More than 400 young people in the UK have received some form of intervention since last year, when the pilot project was launched
Officials say teens often want to learn hacking to impress their friends, and although their intentions are not malicious, they can be criminal. But these children do not necessarily understand the context that makes these activities illegal.
Gregory Francis of the National Crime Agency (NCA) told participants that the goal of the program is to find these teens before they go to jail and for a cybercrime, and that it is a "social problem" and a challenge for the authorities. law enforcement.
Adolescents suspected of committing cybercrime can be admitted to the Hack_Right project if it is their first offense and are willing to change their behavior. Instead of being threatened for his criminal activity, the police will visit the suspect and, if he confesses, he will be able to watch 20 hours of ethical computer hacking.
Once the process is complete, teens will be rewarded for knowing cyber professionals and being able to discuss potential career opportunities with them.
It is an interesting idea as with the spread of the internet we need cybersecurity professionals. So these kids will have a chance before they lose their momentum in a prison.
It could be a way not only to reduce cybercrime but also to fill security gaps.
The key point in the project is that it concerns only the first offense, and it is proposed to be treated leniently.