My Computer Made Me Do It

By Deane Barker on October 13, 2003

Hacker suspect says his PC was hijacked: This is destined to be the hot, new defense strategy.

“Caffrey said while the attack apparently was triggered from his computer, he was not the person behind it. He said his machine may have been taken over by another individual or group who then set the digital onslaught in motion. ‘My computer was completely and utterly vulnerable to many exploits,’ Caffrey told Southwark Crown Court.”

It seems a little coincidental that this guy, who is apparently a hacker of some repute and very capable of what he’s accused of, just happens to be the guy that has his computer taken over by the forces of evil. It reminds me of this guy, who claimed that a virus put child porn on his computer.