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Hacker Indicted for Sending Terrorist Threats, Child Porn to Vice President

hacker sends child porn to politiciansOf all the people to be threatened via e-mail, high-ranking politicians should be at the bottom of your list -- unless, of course, you have delusions of grandeur. Such delusions are likely what spurred Minnesota native Barry Vincent Ardolf to hack into his neighbor's Wi-Fi network -- unless Ardolf was just aiming for the coveted title of "Weirdest Neighbor Ever." According to Information Week, Ardolf was indicted Thursday, and charged with unauthorized computer access, two counts of aggravated identity theft, possession of child pornography, transmission of child pornography, and threats to the President and his successors.

First, Aldorf hacked into his neighbor's Wi-Fi router so that he could use it to access the Web from his own home while posing as the neighbor. Next, he created Yahoo! Mail and MySpace accounts in his neighbor's name, and a Gmail account under the guise of another, unnamed person. Aldorf then used the accounts to send threatening messages to his neighbor's work supervisor, a U.S. senator from Minnesota, the governor of Minnesota and Vice President Joe Biden. The messages were full of every online no-no: terrorist threats, sexual harassment claims and child pornography.
Instead of getting his neighbor in trouble, Aldorf is now staring at up to 37 years in prison, and a whole lot of embarrassment for a hackneyed smear campaign gone horribly awry. [From: Information Week]

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