Judges and prosecutors throw the book at hackers

Monday, 15 May 2006, 1:16 PM EST

Eric McCarty goes before a federal judge this month on charges he damaged the University of Southern California's online application system. McCarty, 25, says he was just trying to highlight the Web site's security vulnerabilities.

A not-guilty plea just might fly with a jury, since it doesn't appear McCarty did anything with the data he stole. But as data theft and other cybercrimes wreak damages nationwide, the "white-hat hacker" defense won't win him much sympathy.

At InformationWeek.

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