Canadian Hacker Gets 18 Months In $100M Microsoft IP Theft

Law360, Los Angeles (April 23, 2015, 10:14 PM EDT) -- A Canadian man involved in an international hacking ring was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Thursday for stealing more than $100 million in intellectual property and other proprietary business data from Microsoft Corp. and others, according to Delaware federal court records.

David Pokora, 22, of Ontario pled guilty in September to a charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusions and criminal copyright infringement for his alleged role in the cybertheft of software and data related to Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console and Xbox Live online gaming system, as well as popular games such as "Call of Duty: Modern...

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