Kid Spends $33,000 of Dad’s Money to Buy WikiLeaks Server on eBay

September 13, 2013 | Andy Cush

And the winner of a server that once held some Wikileaks’ Iraq War information, sold at auction on eBay this week, is a 17-year-old who used daddy’s account without his permission. The final bid? $33,000. Naturally, dad–an industrial worker in Portugal–wasn’t happy with the purchase, and was able to retract his deal.

“My son is 17 years old and is crazy about conspiracy theory,” the father told John Karlung, CEO of the company that sold the server, adding that he was “speechless” when he learned what his son had did. Somehow, the father hasn’t spoken to his son or doled out any punishment yet. “A more serious conversation will be tomorrow,” he said.