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Hacker Charged After Accessing E-mail

DATA LOSS—CHINA

June 28, 2010

ShanghaiDaily.com reports that a Shanghai man has been charged with breaching the e-mail rights of others after it was discovered he had improperly accessed a colleague's e-mail for more than one year. The accused used his co-worker's e-mail password to log in, read and then store e-mails on his own computer. Allegedly, he hacked the worker's computer to gain business knowledge, which he later sold. Between 2003 and 2009, the accused accessed more than 1,000 e-mails, marking them as "unread" afterwards.
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