Hacker faces prison for PC attacks

Friday, 25 August 2006, 6:08 PM EST

A 20-year-old California hacker who created a virus that jeopardized patients at Northwest Hospital in Seattle, damaged computers at U.S. military installations worldwide and affected thousands of others will be sentenced today.

Federal prosecutors will ask U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to send Christopher Maxwell to prison for six years.

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