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Man Gets 6 Months in NASA Hacking Case

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 08:12 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland man was sentenced to six months in federal prison for breaking into a NASA computer systems in 2001 and causing more than 200,000 USD in damage.Dec 18, 11:38 AM (ET) Gregory Aaron Herns, 21, was a 17-year-old computer whiz at an alternative high school in southeast Portland when he hacked into the computer system at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Herns told federal agents he was looking for computer space to store movies he'd downloaded. It took hours for technicians to find the problem, fix it and patch the system's security holes, officials said.
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