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Tuesday, 3 February 2004

UK teen 'hacker' gets 200 hours community sentence

Joseph James McElroy (18), a student at the University of Exeter, was today sentenced at Southwark Crown Court as punishment for "unauthorised modification of computer data and impairing the performance of a computer under section three of the 1990 Computer Misuse Act", after having been convicted at Bow Street Magistrates Court in December. He had hacked into US Department of Energy computers responsible for US energy supplies and for the integrity and safety of US nuclear weapons.

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