Man admits accessing Korean satellite

By | August 1, 2006

A Prairieville man has admitted hacking into a national defense contractors computer system to access a Korean satellite known as KOMPSAT.

In a 3-year-old Baton Rouge federal court case just unsealed, Shawn Phillip Brady, 32, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of unlawful computer intrusion. He faces up to one year in prison.

Brady hacked into the computers of TRW Inc. Space & Technology Division in California in November 1999 from a Roddy Road apartment in Gonzales, where he lived at the time, according to a summary of the case used by prosecutors to support the plea.

Once inside, Brady established himself as a system administrator and gave passwords and other information to a source cooperating with federal authorities.Read Full Story

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