2 men get 18 months for attack on Comcast website
(AP) -- Two men who hacked into Comcast Corp.'s website have been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Twenty-year-old Christopher Lewis of Newark, Del., and 28-year-old Michael Nebel of Kalamazoo, Mich., were sentenced Friday in federal court in Philadelphia. Both had pleaded guilty to conspiring to disrupt service at comcast.net.
The May 2008 cyber-attack on the Philadelphia-based cable giant redirected all traffic from Comcast's home page to sites that boasted of the hack.
Prosecutors say Comcast's home page was down for at least 90 minutes, affecting 5 million users.
A third man involved in the attack, James Black Jr. of Tumwater, Wash., was previously sentenced to four months in prison by a federal judge in Washington state.
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