Man jailed over Ericsson espionage

Summary:Brief: A Hungarian man has been sent to prison after being found guilty of industrial espionage having illegally accessed Ericsson's network

The Hungarian man charged with hacking into the network of telecoms firm Ericsson has received a jail sentence.

Csaba Richter, an IT consultant, was convicted of industrial espionage on Monday and has been sentenced to three years in prison, according to reports.

The 26 year old man was arrested and charged earlier this year after illegally accessing the company's networks over a period of several months.

He told the Swedish court that he had broken into Ericsson's intranets in order to highlight flaws in their security and possibly land a job as a result.

Topics: Security

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Jo Best has been covering IT for the best part of a decade for publications including silicon.com, Guardian Government Computing and ZDNet in both London and Sydney.

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