The young man who stole confidential information from the launch of Nintendo Switch in 2017 has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for a “hacking scheme” and “possession of child pornography. ” The hacker is now 21 years old and can be convicted.
Ryan Hernandez was not convicted of stealing the credentials of a Nintendo employee and leaking confidential information in 2017 as a minor, but far from making amends for his mistake, he ignored the FBI’s advice. Hernandez continued to hack into “multiple” Nintendo servers, stole “confidential information” and “bragged” online about his hacking exploits between 2018 and 2019. When he was finally arrested in June 2019, thousands of confidential Nintendo documents and thousands were found. of images and explicit videos of minors. Crime that seriously hardens the sentence.
Apart from three years in prison, Hernandez has been sentenced to pay a fine of $ 259,323 to Nintendo. Upon your release from prison, you will be required to complete seven years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.
In recent years we have seen how video game companies have become a focus of interest for hackers to get money quickly, such as the DoS attacks on Microsoft and Sony servers or the attack suffered by Capcom that ended led to the leakage of numerous data and launch plans.