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November 23, 1998 | GREG MILLER
In a virtual replay of an earlier episode from his dubious career, convicted computer hacker Justin Tanner Petersen is once again on the run from federal authorities, who in recent weeks have resumed staking out his old club haunts on Sunset Boulevard.
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January 13, 1999 | Greg Miller
Convicted computer hacker Justin Petersen was sentenced to five months in prison after he admitted violating terms of his supervised release by becoming a fugitive in September. Petersen, 38, is best known for pursuing illegal hacking activities even while working as an informant for the FBI in the early 1990s. The sentence was issued in Los Angeles by U.S.
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August 4, 1994 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He called himself Agent Steal, computer hacker. He was a slender, good-looking rogue partial to Porsches and BMWs who bragged that he worked undercover for the FBI catching other hackers. But today Agent Steal, whose real name is Justin Tanner Petersen, is on the run from the very agency he told friends was paying his rent and flying him to computer conferences to spy on the hacking community.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1998 | GREG MILLER
In a virtual replay of an earlier episode from his dubious career, convicted computer hacker Justin Tanner Petersen is once again on the run from federal authorities, who in recent weeks have resumed staking out his old club haunts on Sunset Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1994 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An FBI agent caught one of the nation's most wanted computer hackers in a foot chase Monday morning in West Los Angeles, where the fugitive was sighted about two blocks from the FBI's office after spending nearly a year on the run.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1994 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First there was the Condor, then Dark Dante. The latest computer hacker to hit the cyberspace most wanted list is Agent Steal, a slender, good-looking rogue partial to Porsches and BMWs who bragged that he worked undercover for the FBI catching other hackers. Now Agent Steal, whose real name is Justin Tanner Petersen, is on the run from the very agency he told friends was paying his rent and flying him to computer conferences to spy on other hackers. Petersen, 34, disappeared Oct.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1999 | Greg Miller
Convicted computer hacker Justin Petersen was sentenced to five months in prison after he admitted violating terms of his supervised release by becoming a fugitive in September. Petersen, 38, is best known for pursuing illegal hacking activities even while working as an informant for the FBI in the early 1990s. The sentence was issued in Los Angeles by U.S.
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September 12, 1993 | Jonathan Littman, Jonathan Littman is the author of "Once Upon a Time in Computerland." Cyberpunks can reach him on the Internet at jlittman@well.sf.ca.us
Today is the day!" squealed disc jockey Rick Dees. "This is song number one, 'Escapade,' by Janet Jackson. If it is followed by 'Love Shack' by the B-52's and 'Kiss' by Prince, you could be caller number 102 and win a brand new $50,000 Porsche!" KIIS-FM called it "Win a Porsche by Friday": eight Porsches--about $400,000 worth of steel, leather and status--given away, one a week. You could hardly live or work in Los Angeles without being caught up in the frenzy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1995 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Convicted computer hacker Justin Tanner Petersen--who used the handle "Agent Steal," took part in a scheme to rig lucrative radio station contests and admitted to illegally possessing 40 passwords to various financial accounts--was ordered Monday to serve 41 months in federal prison, the second-stiffest sentence ever meted out for similar cyber-crimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1994 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An FBI agent caught one of the nation's most wanted computer hackers in a foot chase Monday morning in West Los Angeles, where the fugitive was sighted about two blocks from the FBI's office after spending nearly a year on the run.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1994 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He called himself Agent Steal, computer hacker. He was a slender, good-looking rogue partial to Porsches and BMWs who bragged that he worked undercover for the FBI catching other hackers. But today Agent Steal, whose real name is Justin Tanner Petersen, is on the run from the very agency he told friends was paying his rent and flying him to computer conferences to spy on the hacking community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1994 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First there was the Condor, then Dark Dante. The latest computer hacker to hit the cyberspace most wanted list is Agent Steal, a slender, good-looking rogue partial to Porsches and BMWs who bragged that he worked undercover for the FBI catching other hackers. Now Agent Steal, whose real name is Justin Tanner Petersen, is on the run from the very agency he told friends was paying his rent and flying him to computer conferences to spy on other hackers. Petersen, 34, disappeared Oct.
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