Man who stole data on 110,000 people gets five-year sentence

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 7:33 PM EST

A Michigan man who illegally accessed personal data on more than 110,000 people while working as a software consultant for an insurance company -- and then later tried to sell the information -- was sentenced to five years in federal prison in Nashville yesterday.

In addition, Binyamin Schwartz, 28, was sentenced to two years of supervised release following his imprisonment and was ordered to pay nearly $520,000 in breach_related costs to Sentry Insurance Company, the firm from which he stole the data.

At Computerworld.

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