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Ex government employee facing jail sentence

by Nikola Strahija on March 1st, 2006 U.S. Department of Justice announced that a former IT system auditor for a U.S. government agency has been charged for hacking and secretly monitoring his supervisor's e-mail and computer use.

Kenneth Kwak was an employee of the U.S. Department of Education's Office. He was a system auditor working on federal information security management audits.

Kwak placed software on his supervisor's computer, using it very often to view his supervisor's e-mail and Internet activity, together with other means of communication. He later shared the ill-gotten information with his coworkers.

Kenneth Kwak pleaded guilty to the charges and could be given a sentence of a minimum five years in prison, and a fine of $250 000.

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