While his intentions may have been 'good,' he obviously missed the memo about how to do it, ethically (ie- get written, signed permission, and have your 'get out of jail' card.) Just can't go hacking systems on your own, without legalities taken care of, and expect to NOT get busted...
"All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer,
but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved."
- Sun Tzu, 'The Art of War'
OSCE, OSCP (Former - GPEN, C|EH - both expiring / expired)