Que. boy, 12, pleads guilty to hacking government websites

File photo of a hacker. (Fotolia)

File photo of a hacker. (Fotolia)

Michael Nguyen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:55 AM ET

MONTREAL - A 12-year-old Quebec boy is responsible for hacking several government and police websites during the student uprising in spring 2012, creating computer havoc and causing $60,000 damage, court heard Thursday.

Some sites were out of service for up to two days and the boy did it in the name of the activist/hacktivist group Anonymous.

The Grade 5 student from the Montreal suburb of Notre-Dame- de-Grâce, whose actions were not politically motivated, traded pirated information to Anonymous for video games, court was told.


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