(AP) A hacker who breached the computer network at Sandia National
Laboratories and posted an anti-Israeli message on the Eglin Air Force
Base Web site pleaded guilty to computer and credit card fraud charges,
the U.S. attorney's office said Thursday.
were no known political or terrorist overtones to the breaches of four
computer networks by 18-year-old Adil Yahya Zakaria Shakour of Los Angeles,
said Patty Pontello, a spokeswoman for federal prosecutors.
penetrated the Florida air base's computer server repeatedly in April
and May 2002, altering the Web page to denounce the Israeli advancement
into Palestine and crediting the defacement to the "Anti India
is a Pakistani who could face deportation after he completes a prison
term of up to 15 years, to be set at his June 12 sentencing. He agreed
to make restitution of approximately $100,000 for damage to the computer
than $2,700 in damage was done to the Sandia Labs unclassified Web site
also hacked into a computer of Mathews, N.C.-based Cheaptaxforms.com,
and obtained credit card information that he used to purchase more than
$7,000 worth of items.