Feds say Lamo inspired other hackers

Thursday, 16 September 2004, 2:13 PM EST

The final act in the saga of Adrian Lamo's hacking adventures ended with a contrite message from the once brash cyber outlaw, and a grim denunciation from his prosecutor, who blamed the hacker for inspiring other computer intruders.

In a hearing in New York last July, Lamo, 23, was sentenced to six months of house arrest followed by two years probation, and ordered to pay $65 thousand in restitution, for intruding into the New York Times' internal network and conducting thousands of database searches using the newspaper's Lexis-Nexis account. The hearing was not publicized in advance and no reporters attended.

By Kevin Poulsen at SecurityFocus.

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