Johannesburg hacker found guilty

Tuesday, 18 May 2004, 8:24 PM EST

A 32-year-old Johannesburg man has been found guilty of loading a virus onto the computers of Edgars, an act which the company claims cost them R20 million and affected up to 700 stores.

Because the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act governing what employees may legally do with company computers was not yet in force, Berend Howard of Morningside Manor was charged with malicious damaged to Edcon property.

At the Sunday Times.

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