Thursday, December 30, 2010

Walker charged with felony hacking for reading wife's e-mail

A felony criminal offense accusation has been filed against Leon Walker. Walker hacked into his wife’s Gmail account to check up on her. Walker has an if-or defense to this crime. First, that his wife had no expectation of privacy because she left her passwords around their shared home. If it was hacking, though, he was doing it to protect a child. Resource for this article – Leon Walker charged with felony hacking for reading wife’s e-mail by MoneyBlogNewz.

Calling Leon Walker out

On February 7, Leon Walker will be tried. Anti-hacking statutes are the main reason the reason why Walker was even arrested. The laws were written in order to prevent identity theft and hacking of government computers. Hacking might be what Leon Walker is convicted of. If this is the case, up to five years in prison can be faced. Apparently Walker thought his wife may be cheating on him and wanted to find out, which is when the alleged hacking criminal offense occurred. He went and logged into her Gmail account.

Exactly what the defense claims about Leon Walker

Leon Walker and his lawyers don’t dispute that he logged into his wife’s e-mail account. He states that his wife had a habit of leaving her passwords written on pieces of paper around the house. He also says the laptop he used was purchased after they were married and was shared between the two of them. Supposedly, Leon Walker’s wife would typically leave her Gmail logged into on the computer as well.

Argument of it being ok for Leon Walker

Walker does not have to argue that his wife had no “reasonable expectation of privacy.” There is another option for him to choose. Walker claims that he checked his wife’s e-mail out of concern for her child’s safety. She did not come home one night so he checked her e-mail. One of his concerns was that she was spending time with her 1st husband. He was convicted of child abuse though. Walker printed the e-mails and provided them to his wife’s second husband, father of the child. The second husband was asked where he got the e-mails. He said that Leon Walker had sent them.

Citations

Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8227235/Husband-facing-five-years-in-jail-after-hacking-wifes-email.html



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