[ISN] Man charged with hacking U.S. computers

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Tue Jul 20 08:13:09 EDT 2004


July 20, 2004
Contra Costa Times

A Pleasant Hill man appeared in federal court Monday on a five-count
indictment charging him with hacking government computers and
purposely damaging the Web sites of federal agencies.

Robert Lyttle, 20, is accused of breaking into computers at the
Department of Defense's Defense Logistic Information Service, the
Office of Health Affairs and the National Aeronautic and Space
Administration Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, according to the
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.

If convicted, Lyttle faces up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to
$250,000. Lyttle is free after posting $25,000 bond Monday.

He appeared in a San Francisco courtroom Monday but did not enter
pleas. Federal Judge Maria-Elena James ordered Lyttle to return to
court Aug. 6.

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