Suspected hacker faces four counts of fraud

Thursday, 4 November 2004, 9:26 AM EST

The former UT student charged with stealing 55,200 UT students' and employees' personal information was indicted Wednesday on four counts of fraud.

Christopher Andrew Phillips waited more than a year for federal prosecutors to secure the indictment. He is accused of hacking into a UT database in spring 2003, downloading names and Social Security numbers and crippling UT Web functions. One official had characterized it as the University's worst online information theft to date.

By Jonathan York at The Daily Texan.

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