Teen Sentenced for Eglin, Sandia Hacking
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ An 18-year-old hacker who breached computers at Sandia National Laboratories and posted an anti-Israeli message on the Eglin Air Force Base Web site was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in federal prison.
Adil Yahya Zakaria Shakour also was ordered to pay $88,253 in restitution, and his computer use was restricted during the three years he will spend under supervised release after his prison term.
Shakour, a Pakistani national who lives in Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in March to computer and credit card fraud charges.
Shakour penetrated the Florida air base’s computer server repeatedly in April and May 2002, altering the Web page to denounce the Israeli advance into Palestine.
Damage to the air base computer system was estimated at $75,000, while more than $2,700 in damage was done to the Sandia Laboratories Web site in Livermore.
Shakour also hacked two other computer systems, including Mathews, N.C.-based Cheaptaxforms.com, where he obtained credit card information and bought more than $7,000 worth of items.