By The China Post staff
The Supreme Court denied on Wednesday an appeal of a computer hacker.
PC-gamer Lee Chien-hui had challenged his 18-month prison sentence for
wiping the computer file of a fellow player surmaed Chiang.
Lee was convicted for bodily assaulting Chiang and obstruction of his
personal freedom, extortion, hacking, and erasing Chiang's private
computer files. Considered heaviest of the five counts, the erasure of
private computer files landed Lee a sentence of a year and six months
Following a high-stakes loss in the role-playing game Lineage, Lee was
called on to delete his account, as previously agreed upon, the China
Times reported yesterday.
Lee balked, inciting irate cell phone messages from the winner, which he
responded to by gathering cohorts and traveling to the winner's native
Taichung. Lee and the others proceeded to assault the player with a
motorcycle chain, forced him to reveal his gaming password, and wiped
his account from the gaming server.
Complicit in the crimes are Hsu Liang-chi, who received a 1-year
sentence; Wu Chung-han, 5-month sentence, 2-year suspension; Yang
Cheng-Lung, 3-month sentence, 2-year suspension; and Chung Chun-yu,
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