[ISN] Teen hacker who broke into Air Force sentenced to probation

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Date: Sat Jun 09 2001 - 12:19:26 PDT

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    By Associated Press, 6/8/2001 20:57 
    BOSTON (AP) A 15-year-old Connecticut boy charged with hacking into
    the U.S. Air Force's computer system was sentenced to two years of
    probation Friday, during which time he cannot use a computer without
    adult supervision.
    The teen-ager, who was 13 at the time of the incident in March 2000,
    must also repay $2,000 to the U.S. government, Attorney General Thomas
    Reilly said. The probation also requires that he maintain a passing
    average at school.
    The boy's name has not been released because he is a juvenile.
    Officials have refused to disclose his hometown for fear of making him
    a hero among hackers.
    The teen-ager allegedly made his way into the system through a secure
    connection between the Air Force and a U.S. Department of
    Transportation computer at the John A. Volpe National Transportation
    Systems Center in Cambridge.
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