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Forget the Butler -- The Computer Did It!

Here's a new scam that seems to be working well for alleged hackers. When you're trial comes up, plead innocent, claiming it was the computer, not you, that did the hacking. Seems several folks accused of hacking and downloading child...

Here's a new scam that seems to be working well for alleged hackers. When you're trial comes up, plead innocent, claiming it was the computer, not you, that did the hacking.

Seems several folks accused of hacking and downloading child pornography are claiming that a eeevil third party must have uploaded a nasty trojan onto their computers, which then committed the crimes, then automatically uninstalled the program.

The scary thing is -- the courts are believing it. Could they be telling the truth?

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