9/25/2010

2 men get 18 months for attack on Comcast website

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:57 am

Two men who hacked into Comcast Corp.’s website have been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Twenty-year-old Christopher Lewis of Newark, Del., and 28-year-old Michael Nebel of Kalamazoo, Mich., were sentenced Friday in federal court in Philadelphia. Both had pleaded guilty to conspiring to disrupt service at http://www.comcast.net .

The May 2008 cyber-attack on the Philadelphia-based cable giant redirected all traffic from Comcast’s home page to sites that boasted of the hack.

 

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