A hacker known as Zammis Clark, a 24-year-old security researcher, narrowly avoided prison after pleading guilty to a London Crown Court to hacking into and appropriating files from both Microsoft and Nintendo.
The report comes from The Verge, it states that the former employee at internet security company Malwarebytes gained access to a Microsoft server in January 2017 and stole nearly 43,000 files related to unreleased versions of Windows. After that, he gave server access to other hackers situated around the world, authorities caught up to Clark after he uploaded malware to Microsoft’s network in June 2017.
In March 2018, Clark hacked into Nintendo’s confidential game developer servers and stole 2,365 usernames and passwords before Nintendo discovered the breach two months later.
The courts sentenced Clark to a total of 15 months imprisonment this week, but the sentence is on suspension for 18 months. Clark has been listed as autistic and has blindness, the courts found the hacker to be highly vulnerable to violence in prison.