http://news.ninemsn.com.au/sci_tech/story_20878.asp?MSID=590ba0a1e7c44dc68e0050f008a3bbe1 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. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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