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Press Release
For Immediate Release
March 1, 2000

U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Eastern District of Wisconsin
514 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53202

Contact:  (414) 297-1700

Chad Davis, "Global Hell" Hacker, Sentenced to Six Months in Prison, Three Years Probation., For Air Force Network Hacks

Thomas P. Schneider, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that Chad Davis, age 19, of De Pere, Wisconsin, was sentenced before Chief Judge Joseph P. Stadtmueller to six months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $8,054 in restitution.

 Davis pled guilty on January 4, 2000, to intentionally hacking a protected computer and causing damage.  The defendant admitted that he hacked and damaged the United States Army’s web page in Washington, D.C.  The intrusion occurred in June, 1999.  Two months earlier, Davis’s apartment in DePere, Wisconsin, was subject to a court-authorized search by federal agents investigating Global Hell, a hacker group.  After the search, Davis admitted to being a member of Global Hell and hacking into a number of other websites, while using the screen name "minphasr.".  When he hacked into the Army website in June of 1999, Davis left the Global Hell signature page behind, temporarily halting public access to the system.  Public access was restored within two hours.

 This case was investigated by the Army Computer Crime Resident Agency, United States Army, Criminal Investigation Command, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric J. Klumb.

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