Teen hacker sentenced for serious disruption of Phoenix 911 system

If you’re a teen computer whiz trying to create an “annoying but harmless” online prank that will impress your friends and the “hacker community,” probably best not to aim it at anything having to do with real-life emergency services. Hopefully Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai, 19, had learned at least that much by the time he was sentenced last week to three years probation for creating a bug a year ago that, between 24 and 26 October, almost shut down 911 services throughout Maricopa County, Arizona and beyond.

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