Hacker Charged After Accessing E-mail
DATA LOSS—CHINAJune 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.