By Ars Technic staff March 11, 2019 10:04:26 A Busted Newspaper in California was arrested on Monday for hacking a state computer network.
The newspaper was arrested at a coffee shop in the city of Palo Alto, California.
The paper had been using a state-owned cloud service to store all its data for more than three years, and then had been compromised by someone who stole data from its servers, the Palo Alto Police Department reported.
The Busted Reporter, a news website, posted a statement saying the arrest of the newspaper was a “major victory for law enforcement.”
The arrest was a major victory for the Palo Leads, a group of activists, journalists, and academics who were inspired by the massive hack of the Democratic National Committee.
“This case highlights the need for increased vigilance from government, business, and the general public, in order to prevent future similar attacks,” the group wrote in a statement.
“We have already seen the damage that a malicious attack can cause when carried out by state actors, and we will not rest until these threats are removed from the public domain.”