March 6, 1986: First Computer Sting Operation

Jeffrey Powers @geekazine

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    2) It was called Phreakers Phortress
    3) they could of stayed longer but their cover was blown when the software they used was compromised by the software makers themselves when they used a backdoor to access the data itself.
    4) Define “Convicted” since most were eligible to plead guilty to a single charge in exchange for 6 months on probation, pay a fine and then have the last charge “vacated” by the courts. In short, most got back their computer equipment…