A 20 year-old hacker who broke into computers at Nasa's Jet Propulsion laboratory has been sentenced almost four years after the event.
Jason Allen Diekman was sentenced yesterday (4 February) to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $88,000 for breaking into Nasa in 1998.
He was also charged with illegally accessing machines at Stanford University on a number of occasions.
Diekman originally pleaded guilty to the charges in November 2000. He also pleaded guilty to using stolen credit card information to make thousands of dollars worth of unauthorised transactions.
But the hacker got off lightly: he originally faced a maximum of 16 years in jail.
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