“I hacked into my neighbour’s wifi”

UK News: Freelance web designer Kevin O’Brian says his hacking days are over after prying into his neighbour’s computer – and losing some important sections of his humanity.

"I just hacked into my neighbour's wifi - what I saw there will stay with me forever"

“I don’t want to talk about what I saw. I’m still not ready to do that without professional supervision. Let’s just say there is somebody in my building that needs to be put down. Like a dog.”

Though O’Brian admits to having a certain status within the hacking community, he is leaving that world behind.

“I simply cannot risk subjecting myself to that sort of customized digital content again. Ever.”

“One minute I was flicking through someone else’s photographs – the next I was having my faith in mankind incinerated.”

“The worst part is that there are 60 flats in my building. The wifi accounts are just numbers. I don’t even know who it is. I could be walking past them every day, sharing the lift, saying ‘hi’.”

“I don’t deserve this. Nobody deserves this. Once you’ve stared into the chasm – that’s it – you can’t unstare it.”