This article came out today that is probably the best after math take on the situation that I've seen. It takes concrete federal computer crime law 18 USC 1030 and analysis what happened in light of this law. The writer also does a good job of describing what "Brookbond" did at a technical level without naively just calling what he did a hack.
The writer of the article is actually a lawyer and is a former head of the Justice Department's computer crime unit.
I was intrigued to see PowerYogi mentioned as well as "the" blogger who re-posted the instructions. A quote in the article clearly showed that the writer had read PowerYogi's blog as well.
In light of all this, the writer brings into question how much responsibility should be taken by ApplyYourself and concludes that Stanford's approach was the best response. >>>>>>Source Article