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Excessive Access?[edit]

In addition to unauthorized access, the US governemnt acknowleges "excessive access". See "Four Indicted in $25 Million Scheme Defrauding and Hacking Ticketmaster, Tickets.com, and Other Ticket Vendors", http://www.ibls.com/internet_law_news_portal_view.aspx?s=sa&id=1871. Apparently, "excessive access" will ellicit a PATRIOT Act like response from the US government. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.244.118.111 (talk) 06:58, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

suggestions[edit]

what about karl koch?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagbard_(Karl_Koch) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.185.168.122 (talk) 09:48, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Was he ever arrested and convicted? This article is, List of convicted computer criminals -- Esemono (talk) 00:41, 6 January 2009 (UTC)



Max Vision anyone? --66.50.5.126 (talk) 22:22, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Is there an article about him or the crime? Due to space and sourcing concerns, this list can only include notable individuals. --Gimme danger (talk) 22:31, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
There are a lot of articles about him all over the web. And I would say if you get sentenced to 13 years in prison that is kind of notable.--


Sven_Jaschan -- (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sven_Jaschan) ? (there is an article already in Wikipedia about him and the netSky/Sasser worm?) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.14.165.61 (talk) 14:28, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

cam0[edit]

A search shows as of May 6, 2009 he is still incarcerated at MCI Concord, where he is offender ID W93963.[1]

Just to let you know, I took out this sentence because it wasn't part of the original penalty and thus didn't fit into the table, because it constitutes, in my opinion, original research, and because it's a needless violation of the subject's privacy. We have no way of knowing that this isn't a database error and if he is still in prison, it's probably due to behavioral violations while incarcerated and — really the only important bit in this ramble — it doesn't fit into the table. This sentence is in the corresponding biographical article though, with the reference. --Gimme danger (talk) 22:44, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
That's a good point. Great job on the copy edit by the way. -- Esemono (talk) 01:50, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm going to come back in a day or so to make sure I didn't miss anything. --Gimme danger (talk) 03:25, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Inconsistencies[edit]

It seems like there are inconsistencies between some of the list items and the specific articles. For example, the 414s table entry (Wondra) says he was convicted of hacking and harassing phone calls, but the article on the 414s is written such that it seemed that Wondra and another defendant were convicted only on the charge of harassing calls. I noticed others while I was copyediting, but didn't note them at the time. (The only one that I remember clearly was the claim of the longest sentence ever coming from a five year old source.) This is a pretty cool article on an interesting topic, but I think it needs a run over by someone to make sure that everything in it passes the sniff test. --Gimme danger (talk) 01:28, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Gave it a good sniffing and cleared up any confusion. -- Esemono (talk) 00:22, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Gary McKinnon[edit]

This guy could use an entry, although I don't think he was ever prosecuted? http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/internet/the-autistic-hacker — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.87.113.171 (talk) 02:08, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Abene[edit]

Does anyone know the exact date he was sentenced? I know that he started his jail term on, "January 7, 1994, Mark Abene aka Phiber Optik began serving [his] sentence at the Schuylkill federal prison in Pennsylvania."[1] But when did the judge, The Honorable Louis L. Stanton[2], sentence him? -- Esemono (talk) 02:15, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Cal Leeming[edit]

Does anyone have any history on this hacker? I heard he made UK news for credit card fraud and turned himself in to supposedly protect his daughters. -- Sashi Degodeshi (talk) 03:55, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

All I can find is that he was arrested when he was a teenager for stealing £750000 via idenity theft and now works for the BBC.[3] -- Esemono (talk) 04:21, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

phone masters[edit]

Corey Lindsly and Calvin Cantrell - http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/phonmast.htm —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.169.188.225 (talk) 22:15, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Zbot or ZeuS Trojan[edit]

They've arrested two people but haven't realeased any details on their identity.[4][5][6] -- Esemono (talk) 00:23, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Fix Source Last Name First[edit]

I just noticed most all the sources list the authors' first names first, but it should be last name first. § Music Sorter § (talk) 10:04, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

List of noteable computer criminals[edit]

should this page not be renamed List of noteable computer criminals, there are lots of computer criminals now and this list only covers the most publicised and notable. 109.158.161.193 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:51, 2 October 2011 (UTC).

I broke the table[edit]

While puting things in Alfa order, I managed to break the table at the bottom. Little help? Paul, in Saudi (talk) 10:06, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Your wish, etc. Yunshui  10:59, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Broken link alert!!!! 65.130.15.251 (talk) 04:51, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Kim Dotcom[edit]

Kim Dotcom has been convicted of a few computer crimes, and is probably worth inclusion in this list. Tractor Tyres (talk) 11:48, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Also Topiary. Tractor Tyres (talk) 03:36, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

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