According to Montreal police, the boy also taught others how to hack. The 12 year old was among the several hackers arrested over the Anonymous protest.
While others have been arrested in connection with the DDoS attacks that resulted, the court was told that the information obtained from the kid had opened the door for them to attack further.
'It's easy to hack but do not go there too much, they will track you down,' kid said.
Now a day, Hackers doing the damages are often children or young teenagers. Changing accounting records, stealing money by making false bank transfers, altering prescriptions so the people can become sick, sending out bad e-mail using other people's names - these breaches of integrity and authenticity are all obviously bad.
In 2000, a 15-year-old Montreal boy, know as Mafiaboy, did an estimated $1.7 billion in damage through hacking. He was sentenced to eight months in youth detention and subsequently received several job offers in cybersecurity.
If your kids are interested in computers and want to know more about criminal hackers, they can learn a lot by joining the computer club at school, participating in discussion groups online, and reading.