T-Mobile hacker pleads guilty in Los Angeles

Wednesday, 16 February 2005, 12:31 PM EST

A hacker who broke into the network of T-Mobile USA and accessed personal information of hundreds of customers including a Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to a single felony hacking charge.

Nicholas Lee Jacobsen, 21, faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced May 16. As part of his plea agreement, which was filed under seal, prosecutors dropped a second felony charge of unauthorized impairment of a protected computer.

At USA Today.

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