Top ten tech crimes of 2013

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    (1): Andrew Miller, 24, A Pennsylvania man who hacked into multiple corporate, university, and government computer networks and tried to sell access to them, was sentenced in December to 18 months in prison.
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    (2): Christopher Chaney, 36, admitted to illegally accessing email accounts belonging to more than four dozen celebrities, was sentenced in December to 10 years in federal prison. He was also ordered to pay a fine of more than $66,000 as restitution for his crimes.

    (3): Eric J. Rosol, 38, was sentenced in December for participating in a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack by hacker group Anonymous on a Kansas company. Another member of the hacker group Anonymous was sentenced in November to ten years in prison for hacking into the computers of a geopolitical analysis firm. Jeremy Hammond, 28, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage in computer hacking under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

    (4): Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, 29, of Constanta, Romania, was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison, and Iulian Dolan, 28, of Craiova, Romania, was sentenced to serve seven years in prison. They were guilty of remotely hacking into hundreds of U.S. merchants’ computers and stealing payment card data, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

    (5): Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, 29, of Constanta, Romania, was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison, and Iulian Dolan, 28, of Craiova, Romania, was sentenced to serve seven years in prison. They were guilty of remotely hacking into hundreds of U.S. merchants’ computers and stealing payment card data, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

    (6): Nigerian national Rilwan Adesegun Oshodi, stole and frittered a British woman’s entire $1.6 million life savings on items including “gold and cheeseburgers", was sentenced to eight years in prison.

    (7): Four British men associated with the LulzSec hacker collective received prison sentences in May for their roles in cyberattacks launched by the group against corporate and government websites in 2011.
    Those sentenced were Ryan Cleary, 21; Jake Davis, 20; Ryan Ackroyd, 26; and Mustafa Al-Bassam, 18.

    (8): Cody Andrew Kretsinger, a 25-year-old man, was sentenced to one year in federal prison for his role in a May 2011 breach of a Sony Pictures website and database. Kretsinger was a member of LulzSec.

    (9): Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, part of the "Goatse Security" group, was given a prison sentence of 41 months for his part in the hugely embarrassing 2010 compromise of 114,000 iPad-using AT&T customers.

    (10): Kariem McFarlin, 35, was sentenced in January to seven years in a California state prison, for breaking into the home of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. He stole laptops, iPads and other possessions.

    05.02.2014
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