Intel 'hacker' sentence expunged

by admin March 3, 2007 at 10:43 am

A former Intel contractor has seen his conviction for hacking into the company’s systems expunged, after a battle lasting more than a decade.

Randall Schwartz had his arrest and conviction for bypassing Intel security systems “set aside” at the beginning of February, legally giving him a clean slate.

Schwartz was arrested in 1993 after using a program called “Crack” to find out the passwords of various former colleagues in the Intel Supercomputer Systems Division (SSD). Schwartz had left SSD under a cloud, and told the court he decided to crack the Intel passwords to show that SSD’s security had gone downhill since he had left, and to reestablish respect he said he had lost when he left SSD.

Read more: ZDNet UK