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Global Hell cofounder MostHated convicted of computer crime, faces heavy sentence

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Hacker Guilty in Federal
Web Intrusions
By Martin Stone, Newsbytes

The 19-year-old co-founder of a hacker group known as Global Hell faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to breaking into White House and U.S. Army Web sites.

A report in the Wall Street Journal Thursday said Patrick W. Gregory of Houston, a high-school dropout known on the Net as "MostHateD," was one of the founders of the Global Hell online cybergang, and pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit telecommunications wire fraud and computer hacking in Texas U.S. District Court.Gregory was among those netted during nationwide antihacker raids launched last May by the Federal Bureau of Investigation... Full story at http://www.currents.net/newstoday/00/04/14/news1.html

By Kevin Poulsen
March 29, 2000 -- One of the two leaders of the legendary cybergang globalHell caused between $1.5 and $2.5 million in losses by cracking web sites and making fraudulent use of a community college's teleconferencing system, according to stipulations in an plea agreement 19 year-old Patrick Gregory reached with federal prosecutors in Dallas. The plea, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until April 5th. Wednesday night, the Houston Chronicle reported that the canceled appearance was a result of Gregory's arrest on unrelated charges of burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle the night before. Full story at http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11.

The judge decided to sentence Gregory to twenty-six months in prison and pay $154,529.86 in restitution. It doesn't look like Gregory will be able to play on heartstrings like Kevin Mitnik. After all, Mitnick has never been known to commit crime for profit.

This is the same MostHated that MSNBC reporter Brock Meeks claimed had gone straight and was going to be a legitimate computer security consultant. Read more about the Global Hell gang and all the trouble they have gotten into. He's also the same fellow who was involved in a threat to burn down the offices of Antionline last year.

Mixter sentenced for computer crime

April 3, 2000 -- The 21-year-old hacker with the alias "Mixter", who allegedly created the program used for the crash of several big-name sites in February, was sentenced late Friday by the Hanover regional court to a 6-month youth prison sentence.

The sentence was suspended to a two-year period of parole. Prosecution points included "computer sabotage" and "spying for data" and other attacks on businesses in 1998. The damage was estimated at DEM 34,000 ($16,500).Full story at http://www.internetnews.com/intl-news/article/0,2171,6_332571,00.html

Mixter recently won a $10,000 award from Kroll O'Gara for his essay on preventing Distributed Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. He wrote the "Tribe Flood Network" Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) program, and is the author of 54 DoS exploits offered for download at that site. It's painful to see a talented young person throw away his career over computer crime.

Hacker stole Gates' credit card info

March 26, 2000 -- Eighteen-year-old Raphael Gray was arrested Friday in Wales on charges of Internet fraud following a joint investigation by the FBI and Welsh police. Gray and an unnamed accomplice had allegedly hacked into nine e-commerce sites, stealing credit card information on 26,000 accounts in the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Japan and Britain. Among the credit cards compromised was one belonging to Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. (Reuters/News.com 26 Mar 2000) Full story --->> 

One of our very own "It sucks to be me" correspondents was recently busted for faxing obscene threats. Sheesh.California's Premiere Criminal Defense Team

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