[ISN] AF Cadet Charged with Hacking

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Mon Feb 08 1999 - 17:03:03 PST

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    AFA Cadet Charged With Hacking - (COLORADO SPRINGS) -- Another Air Force
    Academy cadet is in trouble...  charged with hacking into the computers of
    three private companies and causing more than 40-thousand dollars in
    damage.  Twenty-one-year-old Christopher Wiest... a junior at the Academy
    near Colorado Springs... faces up to 15 and a half years in federal
    prison, and a discharge from the service if he is found guilty on
    court-martial charges. Air Force officials say the Wiest case is the first
    case of computer hacking to reach court-martial in that branch of military
    service. Attorneys for Wiest say the Air Force has the wrong man. Wiest is
    from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His court-martial could begin as early as
    next month.  Last week, the Air Force Academy announced it was
    investigating a handful of cadets for mail theft. That investigation is
    still underway. 
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