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DOD computer hacker sentenced to 7 months

DOD computer hacker sentenced to 7 months
DOD computer hacker sentenced to 7 months,1299,DRMN_21_4178132,00.html 

By Karen Abbott
Rocky Mountain News
October 22, 2005

A computer hacker from Venezuela known as "RaFa" was sentenced Friday 
to the seven months he already has spent behind bars for breaking into 
a U.S. Air Force training computer in 2001. 

Colorado U.S. District Judge Walker Miller imposed the sentence on 
Rafael Nunez-Aponte, 26. Immigration officials are expected to deport 
him soon. 

Court documents said the man belonged to a computer hacking club 
called World-of-Hell. 

The group and Nunez-Aponte are featured in a chapter of the book, The 
Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers, by Dan Verton [1]. 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Nunez-Aponte 
in April when he arrived by plane in Miami to attend a conference. 

On June 11, 2001, personnel of the Defense Information Systems Agency 
in Denver discovered its Web-based server network was inoperable. 

When the servers were restarted, a new home page appeared with the 
message, "woh is Back . . . and kiss my a-- cause I just Owned yours!" 
and was signed "RaFa." 

The incident, which Nunez- Aponte admitted to earlier this year, cost 
the Defense Department $10,548. About $5,170 in traveler's checks 
seized when Nunez-Aponte was arrested will be applied to that cost.


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