Thursday, October 21, 2010

Computer consultant accused of hacking into Houston Healthcare database

WARNER ROBINS — A 21-year-old computer consultant is accused of hacking into Houston Healthcare’s database.

Christopher Stewart Wheeler of Warner Robins was charged with one count of theft by taking, four counts of computer theft and five counts of computer invasion of privacy, according to the Houston County District Attorney’s Office website.

District Attorney Rabb Wilkerson said Wheeler is not believed to have accessed any medical records or Social Security numbers.

Wheeler admitted Oct. 13 to stealing a password to the Houston Healthcare network in order to impress the information technology department in order to get a job, said Linda Watson, executive director of human resources for Houston Healthcare.


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