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[ISN] Hungarian hacker gets 30 months for extortion plot on Marriott
By Jaikumar Vijayan
February 3, 2012
A Hungarian hacker who attempted to extort money from Marriott
International Inc. by stealing confidential data from its computers and
threatening to expose it was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Attila Nemeth, 26, will also serve three years of supervised release
following his prison term, federal prosecutors said in a statement
Nemeth had previously pleaded guilty to charges of transmitting
malicious code and attempted extortion, in U.S. District Court in
According to court documents, Nemeth informed Marriott officials in
November 2010 that he had gained access to the company's computers and
had stolen proprietary information from its systems.
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