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Teen Charged With Illegally Accessing U.S. Data

DATA LOSS

June 25, 2010

A 17-year-old Ontario boy has been charged with hacking into a U.S.-based computer server and accessing sensitive information, The Globe and Mail reports. The arrest came after police investigated a complaint from a Colorado, U.S., sheriff's department alleging unauthorized access and damage to a private server that contained sensitive data, including tax records, the report states. The teen is facing charges related to the fraudulent use of a computer and password and interfering with the lawful use of data.
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