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August 4. 2003
NEWSAlleged 'U' hacker arrested, arraigned
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Daily Arts is on
the scene with
Former Rackham alum Ning
Ma seemed like just another
student walking around on cam-
pus. But according to authori-
ties, Ma allegedly hacked into
the, University's computer sys-
tem and stole uniquenames and
passwords of over 60 University
students and professors.
Ning Ma, a Chinese citizen
here on a student visa, was
By Gennaro A. Filice IV
Daily Sports Editor
On Friday, Michigan defensi-
back Marlin Jackson was chargf
with felonious assault for hitting
26-year-old man in the head with
bottle, according to Washtena
County Court records.
The charge stems back to an inc
dent that occurred early on the more
ing of June 1, according to a repc
by the Detroit Free Press. Poli
reports state Jackson - a junior
the fall - struck the man after I
left a party at 827 E. University.
"The allegations against Marl
Jackson are serious," Michigan foo
ball coach Lloyd Carr said in a state
ment. "The facts will speak to ti
truth of the charges and to the resol
tion that will be determined."
If convicted, the Sharon, Pa. nati
faces up to four years in prison and
The victim told police that at tl
party he accidentally ran a door in
Jackson. Although nothing happeni
immediately following the mishal
when the victim left the house, Jacl
son retaliated. Accompanied by tv
men, the victim said Jacksc
approached him and struck him wit
the bottle. The victim sustained thri
cuts around his left eye, includir
one that necessitated 17 stitches. TI
victim could not identify hi
assailant, but told police that it w
the same man who he had accidents
ly hit with the door.
One week later, on June 8, the vi(
tim saw Jackson leaving Rick
American Caf6 and informed a nea
by policeman that he had found hi
attacker. When confronted by th
See JACKSON, Page
eavesdropping and unauthorized
access to computers. The Asso-
ciated Press reported that the
24-year-old was arraigned Fri-
day at 1:30 p.m. at the 14th Dis-
trict Court in Ann Arbor.
Sage Eastman, a spokesperson
for Attorney General Mike Cox,
said Ma used the information he
gained by hacking into other peo-
ples' e-mail accounts and network
storage space to forge e-mails and
xas anu answer sneers from
professors' storage spaces.
An anonymous Rackham student
majoring in financial engineering,
Ma's major, said he went to a job
interview and found out someone
had e-mailed the company from his
account saying that he would not be
available for the interview. In the e-
mail, it recommended that the com-
pany recruit Ning Ma.
"It said I recommend another
person, Ning Ma, who is a much
Sne iTC told me that my e-mail account
had been hacked back to the time of
better candidate than I... so I
would like to give up my interview
opportunity to him," he said.
The student later discovered
many irregularities in his e-mail
"The ITCS told me that my e-
- Anonymous Rackham student
mail account had been hacked
back to the time of October," he
said. The student fears that Ma
may have deleted many important
e-mails and that he has missed
many job opportunities.
See HACKER, Page 8
The Great Wall of South U
now oo you reel
Jackson? To see
what J. Brady
thinks, head to
the sports sec-
Visit The Michi-
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more about the
A new alleyway has been adorned with a fresh coat of creative paint between Jimmy John s and an adjacent building, coming off of South
University Avenue on Saturday.
ACLU challenges PATRIOT Act
By Soojung Chang Many Muslim and Arab groups say they fear
Daily News Editor they have been unfairly targeted by the govern- PATRIOT facts
ment asa result of the act.
The American Civil Liberties Union and sev- "We've been approached by numerous Organ ations ivolved in the suit
eral Muslim and Arab groups have filed a law- groups encouraging us to file the case because agaist the PATRIOTAct
suit challenging the USA PATRIOT act of the provisions are having a chilling effect on Arab Community Center for Economic
2001, legislation passed in the aftermath of people's first amendment expression. There's and Social Services, or ACCESS, in Dear-
Sept. 11to help the government fight terrorism. people among the Muslim and Arab communi- born.
"We're only challenging Section 215 - ty that fear that they're being monitored and * Muslim Community Association of Ann
it's the provision that allows the FBI to therefore do not visit certain websites or speak Arbor, which runs a mosque and school.
obtain records and any tangible things from out on issues on which they feel strongly for N Americas-Arab Anti-Discrimination
any recordholders," ACLU legal director fear the government's watching - and that's Commitee, based in Washing o, D.C.
Michael Steinberg said. even though the activities are not related to ter-
Section 215 allows the government greater rorism in any way,"Steinberg said. U Council on American-Islamic Rela-
ability than in the past to seize records and Nazih Hassan, president of the Muslim tiOns, also based in Washington.
information in terrorism investigations. Community Association of Ann Arbor, said v Bidge Refugee and Sponsorship See-
Steinberg said the suit, filed on Wednesday in in a written statement that he fears being a
the U.S. District Court in Detroit, is the first thit target of the FBI. Islamic Center of Portland, an Oregon
has been filed against the PATRIOT act. "Because of the relationship between MCA, mosque also known as Masjed -AsSaber.
"We've been working on developing a its members and leaders, and persons and
case," he said. "The climate for challenging organizations investigated, questioned, detained, Congressman John Dingell (D-Dearborn
the provision is much better now than it was or arrested since Sept. 11th, we believe that the said in a written statement that he supports thi
closer to Sept. 11 and people are beginning FBI has used or is currently using Section 215 lawsuits against the PATRIOT Act.
to realize that the spying powers given to the to obtain records or personal belongings about "A court challenge to the Patriot Act is entire
FBI just went too far." our members and us," he said. See PATRIOT, Page3