[ISN] Teenager charged with hacking into AOL

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Fri Mar 19 1999 - 13:19:52 PST

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    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) [3.18.99] - An 18-year-old high school dropout has
    been charged with computer tampering after hacking into the internal
    computers of America Online and altering some programs. 
    Jay Satiro was arrested and his computer confiscated Wednesday night after
    AOL officials contacted authorities. A complaint filed against Satiro said
    the teen-ager altered AOL data and programs that would cost about $50,000
    to repair.
    AOL spokesman Rich D'Amato refused to give details of what was altered or
    how long the intrusion went undetected. He said the intrusion ``really
    should mean absolutely nothing for America Online members.''
    Satiro's mother posted $5,000 bail. He did not return telephone messages
    seeking comment Thursday.
    ``Jay's a genius, but his common sense is a little low,'' said his
    15-year-old brother, Bobby.
    First-degree computer tampering carries a maximum sentence of five to 15
    years in prison.
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