http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20030221-0515-ca-computerhacker.html ASSOCIATED PRESS February 21, 2003 LOS ANGELES - A former network administrator for a pair of airport transportation companies was arrested for allegedly hacking into a computer system and eliminating the customer database, authorities said. Alan Giang Tran, 28, of Fountain Valley was arrested Thursday after a criminal complaint was filed in federal court against him earlier in the week. The complaint accuses Tran of intentionally causing damage to a protected computer and recklessly causing damage by intentionally accessing a protected computer. Tran was released on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned March 17. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in federal prison. Authorities said Tran wiped out critical data, including a customer database, the companies' Web site and other records over a two-week period in December and January. Passwords on the computer server were changed and software applications were deleted. Other employees were unable to use their computers, which meant that Airline Coach Service and Sky Limousine were unable to dispatch drivers to pick up clients, authorities said. The companies lost thousands of dollars in business because of the computer problems. Federal investigators searched Tran's home last week and found several computers, a folder marked "retaliation" and information about the companies' computer systems. - 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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