A 12-year-old Canadian boy has pleaded guilty to hacking government sites and causing $60,000 in damages in exchange for video games.
The fifth grader, who is too young to be named, hacked websites belonging to the Montreal Police, the Quebec Institute of Public Health and the Chilean government, according to reports.
The child exploited security flaws to gain access to databases, flooded websites with denial-of-service attacks and defaced websites.
The boy, who revealed how he carried out the attacks, said he traded the information to members of hacktivist collective Anonymous in return for video games. His lawyer said there was no political purpose.