Chinese hackers sentenced to death

Hackers who broke into a bank computer network and stole 260,000 yuan (around £19,000) have been sentenced to death by a court in Eastern China according to reports last week.

Hao Jinglong, a former employee of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and his brother Hao Jingwen opened 16 accounts under different names and later broke into the bank to install a device on a computer terminal to move the money into their own accounts.