[ISN] Egyptian Hackers Arrested

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Date: Wed Sep 16 1998 - 02:28:56 PDT

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    Egyptian hackers arrested 
    By Reuters
    Special to CNET News.com 
    September 15, 1998, 3:10 p.m. PT 
    URL: http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,26423,00.html 
    CAIRO--Police arrested two Egyptian computer hackers, accusing them of
    using a stolen credit card number to download pornographic pictures and
    films worth $147,000 from the Internet, security sources said. 
    They said police charged the college students, in the Mediterranean city
    of Port Said, with theft after the credit card's holder complained about
    the items on his bill. 
    Authorities contacted the Cabinet's Internet department, in charge of all
    providers, and traced the two students, who had been using the card for
    seven months, authorities said. 
    The sources said the incident was the first Internet-related crime in
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