Nine Years In The Slammer For WiFi Hacker

WiFi hacking is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, so much so that the courts are starting to hand down big-time penalties. Just consider the latest a federal appeals court has upheld a nine year sentence for someone who hacked into a Lowe's wireless network.

Wired News reports that that Brian Salcedo was arrested in 2003 for breaking into an unsecured Lowe's Wi-Fi network in suburban Detroit. Along with a sidekick, he was able to hack from that network into Lowe's central headquarter's network, and from there to networks at Lowe's stores around the country. Networking Pipeline | Blog

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 14th July 2006 10:46PM