[NetBehaviour] Police swoop on 'hacker of the year'.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Nov 16 11:40:23 CET 2007

Police swoop on 'hacker of the year'.

By Asher Moses

The Swedish hacker who perpetrated the so-called hack of the year has 
been arrested in a dramatic raid on his apartment, during which he was 
taken in for questioning and several of his computers confiscated.

Dan Egerstad, a security consultant, intercepted data carried over a 
global communications network used by embassies around the world in 
August and gained access to 1000 sensitive email accounts. They 
contained confidential diplomatic memos and other sensitive government 


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