Second hardware hacker gets 26 months' prison

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Second hardware hacker gets 26 months' prison - 12/19/04 05:10 AM

Wardriving trial takes second scalp

A second man has been convicted in the trial that saw a 21-year-old sentenced to the longest ever prison term for a hacking conviction.

Brian Salcedo was convicted earlier this week on hacking charges and sentenced to nine years in jail after hacking into the computer system of a chain of hardware stores after discovering its insecure Wi-Fi network while wardriving.

His accomplice, Adam Botbyl, has been sentenced to 26 months for his part in the hack, according to The Associated Press. The hack was intended to give the men access to customers' credit card details.

Salcedo's sentence was reduced in return for his help in tightening the hardware chain's security.

A third man awaits sentencing in the case.

Source: Silicon News