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Restitution for man who hacked Palo Alto Online

Restitution for man who hacked Palo Alto Online

A 36-year-old man has been sentenced in San Jose federal court to time already served, one year of home incarceration with electronic monitoring, three years of supervised release and $27,130 in restitution for hacking and temporarily shutting down Palo Alto Online and other Embarcadero Media websites in 2015, PaloAltoOnline reports.

The sentence and restitution are substantially reduced from the original federal conviction on two felony and three misdemeanor counts and included a fine of up to $250,000, a prison term not to exceed 10 years, or both, and a maximum of one year in prison and up to $100,000 in fines for each misdemeanor.

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