Lowe's Hardware hacker gets nine years

Thursday, 16 December 2004, 9:58 AM EST

One of three Michigan men who hacked into the national computer system of Lowe's hardware stores and tried to steal customers' credit card information was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in federal prison.

The government said it is the longest prison term ever handed down in a computer crime case in the United States.

At ABC News.

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