Three charged with hacking Comcast website
PHILADELPHIA - November 19, 2009 -- Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have charged three men with diverting traffic from the Web site of telecom giant Comcast last year.
Authorities on Thursday charged 19-year-old Christopher Allen Lewis of Newark, Del., 20-year-old James Robert Black, Jr., Tumwater, Wash., and 27-year-old Michael Paul Nebel of Kalamazoo, Mich. They are charged with conspiring to disrupt service of Comcast's consumer site, comcast.net.
Investigators say the men redirected traffic to a site they controlled on May 28, 2008, costing Comcast about $128,000.
A spokeswoman for prosecutors says the men are expected to have court appearances next week in their respective states.
Telephone numbers for Nebel and Lewis are unlisted. A phone listing for Black could not immediately be located Thursday.
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