An oil industry hacker facing jail, a $20m damages bill, and claims of counter-hacking

Analysis David Kent, of Spring, Texas, USA, was sentenced to prison earlier this month for hacking, a oil and gas industry website he founded and sold to employment data biz DHI Group, in an effort to build a second site,, into an acquisition target. Kent is expected to report to prison in Texas for a year and a day just after Thanksgiving, and to pay $3.29 million in restitution.

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