Hacker loses name suppression

A Dunedin university lecturer who hacked into a US company's computer has finally been outed after an 18 month battle to keep his name suppressed.

Timothy Molteno, 38, was the first person caught under new computer crime laws. The senior lecturer in physics at Otago University pleaded guilty 18 months ago, but wanted his name permanently suppressed.

Molteno had been employed as a software writer for US online shopping company buymusichere.com. But he fell out with CEO Bob Lee and subsequently hacked into the site from Dunedin - deleting and destroying data. Hacker loses name suppression | TECHNOLOGY | NEWS | tvnz.co.nz

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