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    On Friday, the defendant in an ongoing case involving hacking into and leaking details from Nintendo's servers plead guilty to his charges. 21-year old Ryan Hernandez, otherwise known as RyanRocks, was brought up on charges of illegally obtaining information from Nintendo's servers, and for possession of child pornography. Originally, Hernandez's first offense was back in 2016--when he was still a minor at the time--where he managed to use a phishing technique in order to get ahold of a Nintendo employee's credentials to download pre-release promotional information about the Nintendo Switch, and then distribute it to the public.

    His actions were reported to the FBI, who then visited Hernandez in the following year, informing him that he needed to stop the malicious and illegal behavior. Hernandez promised that he wouldn't continue to do such things, but the warnings were quickly disregarded, as in 2018, he hacked directly into Nintendo servers, once again obtaining information that he broadcast to others across the internet, even bragging publically about his exploits. In the middle of 2019, the FBI once again visited Hernandez, seizing technology involved in the hack, along with hard drives and "circumvention devices used to access pirated video games and software". It was there that not only did the FBI find the ill-gotten Nintendo files, but also hundreds of child pornography-related media.

    The maximum sentence for illegally hacking is only 5 years in prison, while possession of child pornography is a far greater issue, and has a maximum prison time of 20 years. Due to Hernandez's guilty plea, the lawyers involved with the case have recommended a sentence of 3 years, though this could be altered by the judge at the time of sentencing, which will take place on April 21, 2020. Additional stipulations to the case also include Hernandez agreeing to pay $259,323 in damages to Nintendo, and being forced to register as a sex offender, once he is free from prison.

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  3. SilverWah

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    Stop it.
    Get some help.
     
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    Talk about ruining your life.
     
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    The Big N finally using their army of lawyers to take down someone who deserves it for once rather than fan projects and YouTube videos. Wow.
     
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    Lmfao get fucked pedo
     
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    First time I heard about this. :blink:
    Do I have to change my password or anything? I got no email from nintendo. :ninja:
     
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    Is this the same guy who made freeShop?
     
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    Nope, that's TheCruel.
     
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    That would be theCruel, who I think was already sentenced to 20 years, a year or two ago?
     
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    This dude ruined his life beyond belief and he was snarky about it the whole time. He was openly and notoriously bragging about what was going on.

    Sometimes it pays dividends to remember that your actions have consequences and nobody is invincible. He got off lucky the first time and should have taken that opportunity to, you know, not piss off the FBI.
     
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    When he out of prison judge should make him clean nintendo hq toilets and polish Miyamotos shoes for a year
     
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    Proof if it were needed that Ryan does not in fact Rock.
     
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    For developing Freeshop? Or for worse than that like with this gem (/s) of a person in this article?
     
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    He didn't just have cp, but he hosted it, too. Freeshop was unrelated. Here, for more info.
     
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    my news version included more details:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/ryan-ro...ilty-to-hacking-into-nintendo-servers.557374/

    including the released court pdf files

    ones that should be running scare are those that were members of his discord group and sharing the sdk's as i bet for his little 3 years he most likely going to get, part of his plea deal was to rat out key members he knew and shared the sdk's with, etc.
     
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    Nintendo is probably satisfied with the plea etc. But the court system will slam him hard for the CP.
     
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    Ahh, Ryanrocks. What a piece of shit. Hope he rots in prison.
     
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    Maybe he becomes an A-Hole in full right in his new hotel. But in his A-Hole things might come in and out... Repeatedly. And the bigger the better. And hard.

    I hope he screams, bleeds and suffers.
     
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