Leonard Rose (hacker)

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Leonard Rose
Born 1959 (age 54–55)
Elkton, Maryland
Other names Terminus
Criminal penalty
12 month and 1 day prison sentence[1][2]
Conviction(s) (2) counts of wire fraud, stemming from publishing an article in Phrack Magazine. .[3]

Leonard Rose 1959 (age 54–55) was in 1991 convicted of (2) counts of wire fraud stemming from publishing an article in Phrack magazine.[3] More specifically the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore stated that he stole Unix source code from AT&T and distributed two Trojan Horse programs designed to allow for unauthorized access to computer systems. Incidents occurred between May, 1988 and January, 1990, according to the indictment.[4]

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  1. ^ Henry Weinstein (23 Mar 1991). "Hacker Enters Guilty Plea in Theft of Computer Data". Business; PART-D; Financial Desk: Los Angeles Times. p. 2. Retrieved 9 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Rodney Hoffman (31 Mar 1991). "Correction Re: Terminus". RISKS Digest. Retrieved 9 May 2009. "Under the plea agreements, ... Rose ... will serve a year in prison." 
  3. ^ a b Bruce Sterling (1993). The Hacker Crackdown — Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (January 1994 ed.). Project Gutenberg. p. 336. ISBN 0-553-56370-X. 
  4. ^ Eduardo Krell (May 30, 1990). "Subject: "Legion of Doom" Indictment". Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 

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