Hacker sentenced to 18 months for selling supercomputer time

Want to buy some supercomputer time on the cheap? In August, that’s just what Andrew James Miller was offering. Working from eastern Pennsylvania, he’d hacked into a number of Massachussets-based computers that, in turn, gave him access to a pair of supercomputers at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. They were among the most powerful computers in the world — and in exchange for access, Miller wanted $ 50,000.

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