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A Fuzzy and Shifting Line Between Hacker and Criminal


Daniel Spitler

The federal government described Daniel Spitler as a hacker.

Credit: Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

In January 2011, I was assigned to cover a hearing in Newark, where Daniel Spitler, then 26, stood accused of breaching AT&T's servers and stealing 114,000 email addresses.

From The New York Times
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