Teenager hacks AOL

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

New York (NY) - A 17-year-old boy is in custody after being arrested for hacking into AOL’s computer network.  Prosecutors claim Mike Nieves accessed customer records and even infected machines with a Trojan horse program.  The hacks occurred from December 24th 2006 to April 7th 2007.

Nieves faces four felonies and one misdemeanor.  Prosecutors claim he caused $500,000 in damage.

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