|California Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Hacking|
|Dan Goodwin (email@example.com)|
Sat, 28 Jan 2006 22:05:07 -0600
By DAN GOODIN, AP Technology Writer|
A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to surreptitiously seizing
Jeanson James Ancheta, of Downey, Calif., pleaded guilty in U.S.
Under a plea agreement, which still must be approved by a judge,
He is scheduled to be sentenced May 1.
Prosecutors said the case is the first to target profits derived from
The botnets feed off of vulnerabilities in computers that run
A November indictment charged Ancheta with 17 counts of conspiracy,
Ancheta's crimes continued even after FBI agents raided his house in
'Part of what's most troubling about those who commit these kinds of
Ancheta's attorney, federal public defender Greg Wesley, did not
The guilty plea comes less than a week after the FBI released a report
Copyright 2006, The Associated Press.
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