Prosecution calls for two years imprisonment for hospital-hacker




The prosecution has demanded a prison sentence of two years at a 28-year-old hacker allegedly broke into systems of the Groene Hart Hospital in Gouda. He would have taken patient files of the servers.

The requirement is a prison sentence of two years, eight months probation with a probation period of three years. In addition, the need for psychological treatment. It is still unknown what punishment the hacker gets: the Hague court says the verdict on 17 December off.

In 2012, the hack was known . It involved a server that exchanged data over unencrypted FTP connections and that the hospital had secured with a weak password. In addition to medical records the suspect data from more than 493,000 people would have been in the hands, including Social Security numbers and name and address details.

The accused defended himself by advocating that it is an ethical hacker. However, the prosecutors of the national office to find that there was no question of an ethical hacking in the cracking of the systems of the Groene Hart Hospital .. The 28-year-old man, cited in the original message as “Bonnie hack income housewives’ is not only suspected of the abuse of the vulnerability discovered by him but also by downloading patient records and placing malware. In addition, the police found a large amount of child pornography on the computer of the suspect.

According to the public are “the limits overwritten seriously could apply for ethical hacking.” “By becoming himself again to access the data of the hospital, to download data, discuss and sometimes even sharing with third parties and by leave of malicious software had this hack in no way more to do with ideological motives” , according to the prosecution in a statement.


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