2010-09-30 / Local & State

2 Men Get 18 Months For Attack On Comcast Website

PHILADELPHIA (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. .

The May 2008 cyber-attack on the Philadelphiabased 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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