Hungarian charged with hacking Sony Ericsson network

Wednesday, 9 March 2005, 3:02 PM EST

Swedish authorities formally charged a 26-year-old Hungarian man with industrial espionage yesterday, after he allegeldy hacked into the Sony Ericsson AB and Ericsson AB intranets.

Csaba Richter told officials he hacked into the intranets hoping that Sony Ericsson or Ericsson would hire him when they saw his skills, Chief District Prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand said. Richter allegedly hacked into the computer systems from his home in a small town north of Budapest from March 2002 until June 2004. He has admitted to stealing documents containing information about telecommunications, Lindstrand said.

By Johan Bostrom at Computerworld.

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