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December 19, 2003

Don't Even Think About Accessing
Computer Data Without Permission

This AP story reports that an employee of a market-intelligence company pleaded guilty to federal charges of obtaining unauthorized access to a customer's computer files. The files included passwords and personal data of the customer's own customers. The market-intelligence employee reportedly downloaded the data to CDs and stored it at his house, just because he liked to have it -- he didn't use it for criminal or commercial purposes.

The employee is being held without bond, pending sentencing in about two months. He faces up to five years in federal prison.

December 19, 2003 in Criminal Penalties, IT Management | Permalink

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