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Ex-con spills the beans on ID fraud
The threat of gaol time is no deterrent for online criminals, a former fraudster told a roomful of e-crime experts today.
Nov 7 2008 5:30AM
Spammer jailed for 30 months
A New York court has sentenced a persistent spammer to 30 months in prison.
Jul 18 2008 10:10AM
Chinese Red Cross hacker gets two years in jail
A Chinese man has been sentenced to two years in jail after hacking a Red Cross web site launched for the victims of China's recent earthquake.
Jul 15 2008 9:18AM
Former Samsung chairman facing jail
The former chairman of Samsung should be jailed for seven years, prosecutors in South Korea have told local media.
Jul 11 2008 9:19AM
Data breach bosses 'should go to jail'
A quarter of IT security professionals believe that heads of companies which suffer serious breaches of confidential consumer data should go to jail, a recent survey reveals..
Apr 9 2008 1:04PM
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Four men who run file-sharing site The Pirate Bay have been charged with conspiring to break Swedish copyright law.
Feb 4 2008 3:11PM
Student hackers face 20 years in jail
Two students have been charged with hacking into the California State University database and changing their grades..
Nov 7 2007 7:29AM
'Spam king' given 30-year jail sentence
Christopher Smith, the notorious "pharmacy spam king," has received a 30-year-jail sentence for running an illegal internet store that sold millions of dollars in prescription drugs.
Aug 7 2007 10:20AM
Censorship: Bloggers in jail
The web is not as free as you might think. In some countries, posting critical views online can cost you your freedom.
Jul 23 2007 4:05PM
Online community votes to jail Paris Hilton
Results of an online vote has come out three to one in favour of a custodial sentence for glamour-puss, Paris Hilton.
May 17 2007 10:23AM
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Possible five years inside and US$250k fine.
Feb 26 2007 7:55AM
Sweden to jail DoS attackers
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Feb 23 2007 10:23AM
Dutch botnet gang facing jail
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Jan 18 2007 9:35AM
California phisher faces century in jail for targeting AOL users
A California man has been convicted of violating the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 for mass-emailing AOL users and requesting credit card information.
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Web journalists under increasing threat of jail
Online hacks the fastest growing segment of imprisoned press.
Dec 11 2006 9:47AM
Fathers 4 Justice hacker spared jail
A security firm has criticised the UK courts for inconsistent sentencing of cyber-criminals after a Fathers 4 Justice campaigner who admitted hacking a website and distributing viruses was spared a jail sentence.
Nov 10 2006 9:50AM
Former CA chief receives 12-year jail sentence
Sanjay Kumar pleaded guilty in accounting scandal.
Nov 3 2006 9:49AM
Florida hacker faces two years in jail, $400,000 fine
The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that it charged a Florida man today in federal court for establishing a botnet from which he launched a denial of service attack on a Massachusetts technology firm.
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Convicted hacker sentenced to three years in jail
A California man was sentenced to three years in prison last week for hacking into thousands of PCs, including some within the U.S. Department of Defense.
Aug 29 2006 7:52PM
Kiwis jail first internet fraudster
A New Zealand man has been jailed for nearly three years after he was found guilty of hacking the accounts of internet bank and auction site users.
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