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Documents: Hopkins youth hacked other firms

The Hopkins student accused of infecting computers last summer with a version of a worm that targeted Microsoft software has said that he launched attacks against other companies, including the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, according to court documents. Federal prosecutors also said that Jeffrey Parson, 18, admitted that he gained access to a group of computers on which he stored pirated software movies, games and music, besides using those computers to launch attacks. The documents filed by prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Seattle, where Parson is scheduled to go on trial in May, claim that he had a “long history of causing damage over the Internet.” The government alleged that “the admissions are confirmed by evidence (including Internet chat logs) found on various seized computers, including his own.” Full Story

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