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Hacker Who Handed Over U.S. Government Data to Islamic State Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Ivan David Gomez Arce / CC 2.0 In a groundbreaking moment in the fight for stronger cybersecurity, the United States on Friday sentenced a hacker on charges relating to terrorism for the first time. Ardit Ferizi, a 21-year-old Kosovo citizen, was sentenced by a U.S. judge to 20 years in prison for a 2015 hack that exposed the information of thousands of U.S. government employees.
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