At the end of last year, we reported a Canadian hacker named Gary Bowser , who sold as part of a Hacker Group a Custom firmware for Nintendo Switch . Buildings of these software had the opportunity to play pirated titles on their console. Bowser deserved about 320,000 US dollars ** with his illegal machinations.
- Only fine and now prison?
- This prison penetrates the US government for Bowser
- Further civil procedure leads to the next million penalty
Only fine and now prison?
Gary Bowser was arrested by the authorities in September 2020 and sued in a first legal proceedings to a payment of 4.5 million US dollars . Bowser has filed a promissory in two out of a total of eleven charges. In a second meeting of the judges, a potential imprisonment was discussed. Here, the US government has reported and calls for a higher penalty to deter more offenders in the future.
This prison penetrates the US government for Bowser
According to these court documents, the US government pleads for imprisonment with a length of five years . Then three more test years are to be added for the hacker. The 4.5 million US dollars are also due. The defense demands the judges for a imprisonment of 19 months . Thus, Bowser is likely to leave the prison in three months.
Further civil procedure leads to the next million penalty
After the first judicial dispute between Gary Bowser and Nintendo, a little later followed a additional civil process , which had an even higher penalty to the consequence. Accordingly, the hacker must pay for the sale of Mods for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS more ten million US dollars to the Japanese company.
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