Teenage white-hat hacks site, reports security hole, gets reported to police
The site, Australia’s Public Transport Victoria, didn’t respond, so the 16-year-old hacker’s next move was to report it to the media, who in turn contacted PTV, who in response reported him to the police. Ungrateful? Yes. Unfair? Well, no, given that the hacker didn’t ask permission to poke into a sensitive database.