Sunday, October 5, 2008

Canada: Israeli mastermind of global hacking scheme

The Israeli hacker gained notoriety in 1998 after breaching various high-profile computer systems in the US, including the Pentagon, Air Force, and Navy. Tenenbaum also hacked several major Israeli websites, including the Knesset site. He was found guilty by the Tel Aviv District Court and sentenced to a year and a half in prison.

Court remands 'analyzer' Ehud Tenenbaum, suspected of hacking financial institution in Calgary, stealing CDN$1.8 million. Tenenbaum denies allegations; may face extradition to US for involvement in hacking scheme spanning hundreds of companies worldwide

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