Heckenkamp admitted breaking into San Jose-based eBay's computers in February and March 1999, defacing a Web page and installing malicious programs that captured usernames and passwords that he used to gain access to other eBay computers.
Heckenkamp also admitted he broke into San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc.'s computers in late 1999 and installing more so-called "Trojan" programs. At the time, he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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