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Swede charged in cisco hack involving theft of trade secrets

"A 21-year-old Swede has been charged with hacking into Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)'s computers and stealing trade secrets, U.S. officials say.

Philip Gabriel Pettersson, also known as "Stakkato," was named in a five-count indictment that includes one count of intrusion and two of trade secret misappropriation involving the San Jose, Calif., computer networking giant, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a release Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Pettersson intentionally intruded into Cisco's network between May 12 and 13, 2004, during which time he allegedly misappropriated Cisco Internetwork Operating System code."

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/06/Swede-21-charged-in-Cisco-hacking-scheme/UPI-66221241620664/


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