US hacker gets a year in the slammer

Friday, 9 March 2007, 12:25 AM EST

A man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit computer fraud and identity theft has been sentenced to one year's imprisonment by a Florida court.

Justin A Perras was one of five co-defendants who admitted hacking into computers at information management and workflow provider LexisNexis. The computers were accessed using Trojans and social engineering tricks in order to make unauthorised entries into the company's Accurint database, which is used by law enforcement agencies among others.

At vnunet.

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