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Hacker pleads guilty in N.Y. Times case



Source: Boston Business
Date: January 09, 2004

A hacker admitted he broke into The New York Times's computer system to illegally access contributors' personal details and LexisNexis information services. Adrian Lamo, 22, of Carmichael, Calif., pleaded guilty to a single count of computer damage, telling US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald he was "genuinely remorseful for all the harm that my activities have caused." A plea agreement between prosecutors and the defense says that federal sentencing guidelines would result in a sentence of six months to a year in jail. Although prosecutors at one time had alleged that Lamo obtained more than $300,000 worth of services from the LexisNexis electronic information service, prosecutors yesterday said they believe his damage was in the range of $30,000 to $70,000. (AP)

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