[ISN] China sentences hacker to two years jail

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Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 01:40:24 PDT

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    Wed 24 Oct 2001 
    AP - A Chinese court sentenced a computer hacker to two years
    imprisonment for attacking a Web site and posting anti-government
    messages on it, state-run media said Wednesday.
    Former bank employee Lin Qican, 27, hacked into the site based in the
    southwestern city of Kunming last December 26 and replaced its home
    page with a message in English advocating the splitting up of China,
    the Legal Daily said and other newspapers said. The attack forced the
    site's closure, the Legal Daily said.
    Police tracked the attack to an Internet address Lin used at work, the
    reports said. The reports said Lin recently completed a master's
    degree in computer science but did not say what motivated his attack.
    A Kunming court sentenced Lin and ordered him to pay 4,300 yuan
    ($US520) compensation, the reports said.
    It was the first time a Yunnan court has tried an Internet crime, the
    reports said.
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