Seattle man sentenced for ID theft, hacking

Frederick Eugene Wood once had been a promising medical student, before the methamphetamine took over. Then he became an HIV-infected addict who used his smarts as a computer hacker and identity thief.

Tuesday, a federal judge in Seattle sentenced the 34-year-old Seattle man to more than three years in prison for using peer-to-peer file-sharing networks to invade unsuspecting people’s computers, steal their financial information and use it to buy items online that he would then sell on Craigslist.

Read more in The Seattle Times.

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