Hackers drawn by the thrills, the challenge or just plain cash

    Date05 Jun 2000
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    "Alexei of St. Petersburg cracked his first program when he was 12. ... Now 20, the technical institute dropout cracks software to order for $50 to $200, defeating security measures, so illegal copies will run on additional computers. He charged . . . "Alexei of St. Petersburg cracked his first program when he was 12. ... Now 20, the technical institute dropout cracks software to order for $50 to $200, defeating security measures, so illegal copies will run on additional computers. He charged one businessman $50 to crack a $3,000 program for automating embroidering machines."
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