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Hacker Heads to Federal Prison for Breaching Police Websites

September 12, 2013  | 

A Utah judge has sentenced a 22-year-old Ohio computer hacker to three years in federal prison for breaching law enforcement websites last year.

John Anthony Borell III of Toledo pleaded guilty to five counts of computer intrusion for hacking into police websites in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Syracuse, N.Y., and Springfield, Mo.

Borell's actions compromised the personal information of thousands of people and cost more than $226,000 in website repairs, reports Deseret News.

U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby warned Borell to stay away from self-medicating drugs and guns and said he's optimistic the hacker won't re-offend.

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Ima Leprechaun @ 9/28/2013 12:09 AM

After getting out of federal prison he will be much better taught in his craft and he will never get caught again. State prison would have been so much better for him since it has no recreational computers or well informed corporate inmates to teach a newbie new tricks.

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