[ISN] Web site hacker is sentenced to 6-month term

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Date: Fri Aug 10 2001 - 01:21:15 PDT

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    Published August 9, 2001
    A disgruntled former employee who hacked into a Chicago company's
    Internet site and littered it with pornography and derogatory comments
    was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 6 months in prison.
    Michael Normington, 32, of Burbank pleaded guilty in April to a
    federal charge of accessing a computer without authorization.
    Three weeks after he quit his job last year as a Web site developer at
    Hinda Incentives, Normington intruded into the company's computer
    system and damaged its Web site, said Assistant U.S. Atty. James
    Conway. Normington deleted files, redirected certain users to a
    pornographic Web site and wrote derogatory comments about customers
    and employees, authorities said.
    U.S. District Judge John Darrah also ordered Normington to pay
    restitution of $38,000 to Hinda Incentives.
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