[ISN] Danish Hacker Picks Wrong Victim

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Sun Jan 24 1999 - 21:11:10 PST

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    06:01 PM ET 01/21/99
    Danish Hacker Picks Wrong Victim
         COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) _ A 19-year-old Danish student picked the
    wrong victim when he hacked his way into a home computer. He was arrested
    Thursday by the machine's owner _ the head of the Copenhagen police's
    special computer crime unit. 
         Detective Arne Gammelgaard had installed an anti-virus program in his
    computer at home. On Sunday, it warned him about an intruder and enabled
    him to gather information about the visitor. Gammelgaard investigated and
    an Internet provider helped track the hacker. 
         The student, whose name was not released, confessed to hacking and
    said he randomly picked the cyber-cop. 
         The hacker was released after he was charged with ``unauthorized
    access to another person's documents or programs.'' The maximum penalty is
    six month's imprisonment. 
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