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Kansas Hacker Charged With Hacking Military Computers

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Wed, 10 May 2006 11:59:19 -0500

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Matthew R. Decker, 21, was indicted Tuesday in Wichita, Kansas, with
'accessing without authorization' U.S. Army computers and with
'unlawfully possessing, with intent to defraud,' 531 credit card
numbers and account information.

The government seeks the forfeiture of more than $53,200 in proceeds
from the crimes, as well as computer equipment used in the crime,
reports The Wichita Eagle.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred in November 2003 and January
2005, in Sedgwick County.

If convicted, Decker faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal
prison and fines of up to $500,000.

Copyright 2006 The Wichita Eagle

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