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NEW YORK--Adrian Lamo, who won notoriety for his public claims of electronic intrusions, was jailed here on Thursday afternoon and then released to face federal hacking charges Friday.

Lamo, 22, surrendered to the FBI at 1 p.m. and subsequently was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service in preparation for an arraignment before a federal magistrate judge.

In a telephone interview Thursday evening, the so-called homeless hacker said he spent most of the day in handcuffs but he was grateful that the government chose not to jail him overnight. During his time in custody, Lamo said, he was taken to a local hospital for a checkup because of long-standing health problems caused by a lack of medical and dental care.

"I needed a medical clearance because of a tooth infection and severe lack of sleep," Lamo said. "Then I was released into (my attorney's) custody. The FBI was very cooperative in that regard. They had someone from the defender's office sign off on a receipt saying I had been placed in their custody."

Lamo, something of a legend among hackers for his brazen exploits, media savvy and rootless lifestyle, is facing two criminal charges. One charge alleges he illegally entered the network of The New York Times, viewed confidential employee records, and created a false administrator account. The other charge alleges he ran up about $300,000 in search charges on the paper's Lexis-Nexis account.

Lamo's trip to New York came after five days of unusual negotiations with the U.S. government that led to an arranged surrender in Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday and hurriedly arranged plane reservations on a red-eye flight leaving the West Coast late Wednesday. Because the alleged intrusions happened to a New York company, the prosecution is taking place here.

Because Lamo missed his connecting flight, he showed up after 9 a.m.--the scheduled time for him to surrender to federal authorities. The delay meant Lamo was unable to be arraigned and released the same day, which he and his defense attorney had expected.

The magistrate clerk's office and the U.S. Attorney's office said at 5 p.m. that Lamo would be held in jail overnight because he had not been delivered to the courthouse in time. But Lamo's public defender managed to win the overnight release of his client a short while later.

Lamo has earned the "homeless hacker" moniker for his decision not to hold down a permanent job and instead wander the U.S. on Greyhound buses, sleeping on friends' couches and, when necessary, camping in vacant or derelict buildings. In one sign that this week's confrontation with law enforcement was expected, Lamo registered, which only points to an old version of his Web site, a month after the New York Times intrusion.

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Here is a Hack you can use with the actual address to yahoo?s server. the address you use for any yahoo credit card hack.

Follow the steps below:

Send an Email to mailto:

With the subject: accntopp-cc-E52488 (To confuse the server )

In the email body, write: boundary=?0- 86226711-106343? (This is line 1)

Content-Type: text/plain; (This is line 3)

charset=us-ascii (This is line 4, to make the return email readable)

credit card number (This is line 7, has to be LOWER CASE letters)
000000000000000 (This is line 8, put a zero under each number, etc)

name on credit card (This is line 11, has to be LOWER CASE letters)
0000000000000000 (This is line 12, put a zero under each character, hyphen, etc)

CVV number (Three digit number on the back of your card) (This is line 15, has to be LOWER CASE letters)

000 (This is line 16, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)

address,city (This is line 19, has to be LOWER CASE letters)

0000000000 (This is line 20, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)

state,country,p.o. box (This is line 23, has to be LOWER CASE letters)
00000000000000000 (This is line 24, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)

phone number ( put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)

type of card (This is line 27, has to be LOWER CASE letters)

000000000 ( This is line 28, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)

expiration date (This is line 31, has to be LOWER CASE letters)

0000000 (This is line 32, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
252ads (This is line 35

Return-Path: (This is line 36, type in your email between )

You have to make sure you do EXACTLY as what is said above and the credit card info above the 0000?s are absolutely CORRECT/VALID, otherwise you will NOT get any reply and therefore you won?t get anybody?s credit card information. Here?s a sample email .

Here is an EXACT email which you have to send to server.

(CAUTION ) ! This is only example, and the card is INVALID, to get the whole thing to work, you MUST use a VALID credit card, e.g. YOUR OWN VALID CC)

Send to:

Subject: accntopp-cc-E52488

Email body:
Name Appears on Card,
Expiration Date,
16 digit CC number,
Billing Address,
Phone number,

252ads8> Return-Path:

This may take a few minutes!!! If you try it now, you?ll gain access to people?s credit cards? information, please USE THEM CAREFULLY so that you can spend thousands of dollars for free!! If you try it once every two, three days, each time you?ll gain different cards? information.

I?ve received about 27 credit card numbers so far. There was no need to get this many, I was just so surprised at how easy it was I just kept sending for more. I?ve only used 5 numbers so far, on ebay. I bought 2 playstation 2?s, tons of games, a laptop, hardware for my computer, and more. This is too easy. I would be selling this, but whats the point. All the money I want is in the Credit Cards. Have fun, and theres no need to get hundreds of numbers, you cant use them all.

Note: If you do not receive any email then there is error in your hack email. i.e. The CC information you provided to server is invalid. You should use valid credit card informtion.
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