1.13.2005

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Hacker Steals Secret US-Russian Treaty

MosNews

A hacker who broke into computers belonging to the U.S. Secret Service, obtained a treaty involving Russia.

The U.S. government was quoted by the Associated Press as saying 21-year-old Nicolas Lee Jacobsen obtained an internal Secret Service memorandum and part of a mutual assistance legal treaty with Russia. The documents contained “highly sensitive information pertaining to ongoing criminal cases,” the agency reported, quoting District Court records in Los Angeles.

Jacobsen reportedly broke into the network at least seven months ago. Court records quoted by the agency said the hacker had access to T-Mobile customer information from at least March through October last year. He was detained in October and later released on bail of $25,000 put up by his uncle.