ACP database hacker sentenced
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 5, 2007
A man who pleaded guilty to hacking into the membership database of the American College of Physicians last year was sentenced in February to three months in prison and three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $10,000 in fines, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia.
William Bailey Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., admitted to downloading personal information for 80,000 physicians who belonged to the ACP by hacking into the organization's Web site from January to May 2005. Bailey said he used the information for his own Web site, dr-411.com, which sold contact information for doctors. The information did not include Social Security numbers or credit card information.
Bailey was not ordered to pay restitution because he already paid ACP $150,000 in damages, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/03/05/bibf0305.htm.