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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Nine Years for Lowe's Hacker

From the UnSecure Privacy blog (link):

The AP reports (via Mercury News) that the hacker who tried to steal credit card data from Lowe's national computer network received a nine year prison sentence. Brian Salcedo was indicted under 18 USC 1030 by a federal grand jury on sixteen counts alleging conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud, unauthorized computer access, intentional transmission of computer code, and attempted possession of unauthorized access devices.

The article states that "it is the longest prison term ever handed down in a U.S. computer crime case."

Link to other computer intrusion cases.


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