A Michigan man will go on trial next month on hacking charges that are normally leveled at those who break into a government system or private business. Leon Walker's crime? Reading his wife's e-mail on the laptop they shared. Through his snooping, Walker discovered that his wife Clara was now having an affair with her second husband—a guy who was previously arrested for beating her in front of her son.
Walker notified the boy's father (Clara's first husband) and the couple have since divorced; he tells Detroit Free Press, "I was doing what I had to do. We're talking about putting a child in danger." But the local prosecutor insists, "The guy is a hacker. It was password protected, he had wonderful skills, and was highly trained. Then he downloaded them and used them in a very contentious way."