Dothan printer who hacked competitor’s computers sentenced

Daniel LaCour admitted he fraudulently accessed more than 30 customer accounts before the company cut off his access to the system upon discovering his intrusion
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Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 8:58 PM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WTVY) -A former Dothan business owner will serve two years on probation for stealing his competitor’s protected computer information.

Daniel Bruck LaCour, LaCour Printing Solutions owner, had pleaded guilty.

He admitted to fraudulently accessing more than 30 customer accounts before the competitor cut off his access to the system upon discovering his intrusion in 2017.

He had recruited a former employee of the competing printing company to work for him and who sent LaCour a set of login credentials to access the competing company’s computer system.

The victimized business, based in New York and Tennessee, lost customers and revenue because LaCour stole its pricing schedule to benefit his own business, per the statement.

Skype messages extracted from LaCour’s computer revealed how he obtained the login credentials and used them to steal the company’s information for his benefit.

In one such message, he stated, “I am trying to destroy [the victim company] . . . that’s my lifelong goal.”

Besides probation, U.S. District Judge Emily C Marks sentenced LaCour, a current Kentucky resident, to pay $40,000 in restitution, $3,500 fine, and he must receive mental health treatment.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller prosecuted the case.

The competitive business was not identified.

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