The police and the Public Prosecution Service are encountering them more and more frequently: young people who are guilty of hacking. They often do not realise the consequences of their actions; sometimes they do not even realise that they have committed a criminal offence. The police had thousands of young people fall into a hacking trap to make them aware of this. The young people wanted to hack into an Insta account, take down a school system or steal money from a Fortnite account. Those who clicked on the link were directed to a special police website. On that site, the youngsters were warned that they were planning to do something criminal.
Hack_Right’ has been developed especially for young offenders; a programme to get and keep ‘first offenders’ on the right track by means of recovery, training, alternative and coaching.