EDIT: read through the entire article. Good lord. Dad didn't know what he was doing in his room all day. He said he thought his son was "playing games", but we all know he thought the kid was polishing his knob.
16 years old though... IDK what sticks on your permanent record in the UK, but if it's like in Belgium, and it gets wiped once you hit 18, this guy is extremely lucky. Imagine being able to go to any big tech company and apply as a secops expert at 18 years old, and then being able to put down "hacked several major companies" as experience.