In: Chennai engineer gets 2-yrs jail for hacking, data theft

A court here has sentenced a Chennai-based software professional to two years’ rigorous imprisonment for hacking servers of a local firm and stealing confidential data.

The court had on March 31 found Prabhakar Sampath guilty under Section 66 of Information Technology Act. Apart from the jail term, the court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him.

Sampath was accused of hacking the servers of SIS Infotech Private Limited, a city-based company, Superintendent of Police (CID-cyber crimes) U Ramamohan said in a release today.

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