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Chinese Citizen Sentenced in US for Cyber Piracy

(DFI News) Xiang Li, age 36, of Chengdu, China, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and criminal copyright infringement based on cyber theft and online piracy of over $100 million worth of sensitive, industrial-grade software and confidential data stolen from the internal server of a cleared defense contractor. Li will be deported to China pending his release from prison.

According to statements made at the sentencing hearing and documents filed in court, in December 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, identified a website located at www.crack99.com that was advertising thousands of software titles at a fraction of their retail value.  The investigation revealed that Xiang Li operated this website and a series of other websites that sold pirated, industrial-grade software in which the access and copy controls had been “cracked,” or circumvented…read full article

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