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Man sentenced for stealing US Military data

Fri 15th, Sep

A computer hacker who admitted stealing hundreds of user accounts from a US military communications system has been given a suspended prison sentence

Sean Caffrey hacked into the US Department of Defense system in 2014 where he accessed and stole the ranks, user-names and email addresses of more than 800 users, as well as hacking about 30,000 satellite phones.

The American Department of Defense said the 2014 attack, an offence under the Computer Misuse Act, took 50 hours to repair at a cost of more than $600,000 (approximately £450,000).

Caffrey was given a suspended sentence of 18 months after admitting causing a computer to function to secure unauthorised access to a program or data at Birmingham Crown Court.

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