Critical Infrastructure Security, Threat Management

Two charged with hacking

Two men were indicted this week on charges of hacking into the computer systems belonging to Stens Corp., a Jasper, Ind.-based provider of parts for outdoor power equipment. According to the U.S. attorney's office in Indianapolis, Scott Burgess, 45, of Jasper and Walter Puckett, 39, of Williamstown, Ky. accessed the company's network 12 times without authorization with "the purpose of gaining commercial and personal financial benefit." The pair worked for a competitor, authorities said. Both face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. -- DK

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