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Wired: Teen Hacker's Home Raided

Jan 25, 2000, 20:58 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lynn Burke)

"The home of a 16-year-old Norwegian hacker, who has become the Helen of Troy of the hacking world, was raided Monday."

"Police entered Jon Johansen's Larvik home and confiscated two personal computers, a mobile phone, and several computer disks, Norwegian newspapers reported. The National Authority of Fraud Investigation, the agency responsible for enviromental, computer, and economic crime in Norway, was apparently responding to the two federal lawsuits filed in the United States by the Motion Picture Association of America against several hackers who posted a code that breaks through the encryption code of DVDs."

"Johansen is co-founder of a group called MoRE (Masters of Reverse Engineering), and it was there, he told Wired News, that he worked with others in developing the code. He has never named those authors publicly. Johansen says he posted the code because he wanted to help make a DVD player available for the Linux OS."

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