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Canadian Man Pleads Guilty In Celebrity Hacking and Harrassment Case 52

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the probably-shouldn't-have-done-that dept.
FuzzNugget writes "A 25-year-old man from Abbotsford, British Columbia has plead guilty to several charges involving the unauthorized access to a computer and phone belonging to singer Carly Rae Jepsen, who also hails from BC. It's alleged that after obtaining nude photos from the singer's computer and phone, he attempted to sell them to media outlets. The allegations also include releasing a fake sex tape claming to be of the celebrity. As a result, he was charged with a number of offenses, from unauthorized use of computer to (oddly) fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services, mischief to data, identity fraud, and possession of stolen property. It will be interesting to watch this unfold and see how Canada's laws on computer-based crimes compare to those of the U.S., particularly the notorious Computer Fraud and Abuse Act."
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Canadian Man Pleads Guilty In Celebrity Hacking and Harrassment Case

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  • And now... (Score:5, Funny)

    by Cyfun (667564) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @03:04AM (#43838107) Homepage

    And now off to 4chan to see if anyone has found copies of the leaked pics.

    • by Freshly Exhumed (105597) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @03:26AM (#43838177) Homepage

      So I tried ta join 4chan but after I entered all my personal info on /b/ nobody was nice and my computer crashed so i had ta send this from my moms ipad and she just got fired too btw cuz her boss hates her cuz of stuff that somebody put on her facebook page when I was wating to here back from 4chan. Anyway anybody know if they let me in? I gotta see Carly Rae Jepsen naked.

    • by Pubstar (2525396)
      First hit on google right now.
      • I never got why people put barbells in their nipples. Boobs are perfectly nice without needing to decorate them, unless it's detachable frippery like tassels.

        • by Pubstar (2525396)
          I like pierced nipples, but on those tits... well, she needs to take attention away from them.
        • by Virtucon (127420)

          Ask Janet Jackson... [wikipedia.org]

        • by gstoddart (321705)

          For the same reasons people get earrings, tattoos, or pretty much other body art... either they want it because they like it and like the look of it, or they want it because it's trendy to do so.

          Kinda like why people go straight for the full sleeves and neck tattoos. Whereas the people who have been quietly getting tattooed for years are just sort of wondering if these kids have really thought this through.

          I can go into the office and nobody will know I've got tats, but I see a lot of kids go straight for

    • Yet another win-win (for her) situation: a guy hacks and is prosecuted. a not-that-famous-but-hot-singer gets a lot of publicity. all the geeks arounds search google for that singer.
  • by decora (1710862) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @03:22AM (#43838157) Journal

    but here's my number, so hack me maybe

  • keep nude photos of themselves on their own computer?

    Narcissism?

    • by kruach aum (1934852) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @03:28AM (#43838185)
      Real narcissists leak their own nude photos so they're on the internet forever, being copied from soulless machine to soulless machine over and over, haunting server farms of the deep future long after everyone's forgotten who the pictures are actually of. This is what it means to be immortal.
    • by OhANameWhatName (2688401) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @03:57AM (#43838283)

      keep nude photos of themselves on their own computer?

      Probably for the very same reason as celebrities leak their own sex tapes, in the hopes that someone will steal and publish them.

    • by hcs_$reboot (1536101) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @04:40AM (#43838435)
      Most of people do not really weight the consequences of taking and carrying such pictures in their phone/laptop/google glasses/... Everybody is used to the consumption era where information circulates quickly and broadly... and what is not published (eg on FB) is kept private. Unfortunately, it is likely that many people do not have the necessary background to protect themselves / act geekfully and a lot of private data is stolen from various places. It only makes the news when the ungeek person is famous...
    • Because they're attention whores - those in showbiz anyway. Like Hayley from Paramore "accidentally" tweeting a topless picture of herself. Yah right.
      • She's an idiot, if she would have just paid a "hacker" to claim to hack her phone it would have been on /. Seriously does anyone believe these sex tape and hacked phone stories anymore? Ever since Paris Hilton went from zero to famous (well, more famous, famous beyond "daddy owns hotels") from her sex tape every attention whore has been doing it.
        • by paiute (550198)

          She's an idiot, if she would have just paid a "hacker" to claim to hack her phone it would have been on /. Seriously does anyone believe these sex tape and hacked phone stories anymore? Ever since Paris Hilton went from zero to famous (well, more famous, famous beyond "daddy owns hotels") from her sex tape every attention whore has been doing it.

          Seriously. Have you noticed that Erin Andrews is all over the place now? Why is that?

    • by Garridan (597129)
      Same reason you do -- for hookups on craigslist. Duh.
  • He probably moved there from Surrey.

  • by goodEvans (112958) <devans.airatlanta@ie> on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @04:25AM (#43838393) Homepage

    Pics or it didn't happen?

  • "Oddly"? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Cruciform (42896) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @05:54AM (#43838635) Homepage

    I don't see what's odd about the charge for fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services.
    If she pays for her voicemail and internet and he accesses that voicemail as her, eg. using her pin, or remote controls her computer and uses it to send data to him (again on her dime), then he's fraudulently using her services.

    Back in the early days of prosecuting crackers/hackers they used the 'theft of electricity' laws to nail them because there weren't any laws to cover their actions. So if you penetrated a computer at location A they would nail you for the electricity used while that machine was under your control, as the victim would be paying for the power used by you.

    • In my defense, the label is misleading. "Obtaining telecommunications services" leads you to think that it's the act of using a carrier's service without paying.

      He received no "service" by accessing her computer, only "data". Yes, it's semantics, but I do think it's an important distinction and I think labeling it under this guise is badly presumptuous law.

  • by Mashiki (184564) <mashiki.gmail@com> on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @07:51AM (#43839013) Homepage

    The one regarding " fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services" [justice.gc.ca] is pretty straight forward.

    326. (1) Every one commits theft who fraudulently, maliciously, or without colour of right,

            (a) abstracts, consumes or uses electricity or gas or causes it to be wasted or diverted; or

            (b) uses any telecommunication facility or obtains any telecommunication service.

    Noting:

    (2) In this section and section 327, "telecommunication" means any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images or sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, visual or other electromagnetic system.

    That charge can be laid against someone who illegally uses access to a telecommunication service--meaning phones, illegal wiretaps, and so on. Also including breaking into wifi networks and so on.

  • I am at a loss as to why people and in particular, celebrities (regardless of how minor) continue to take nude pictures on their cell phones. They have to or should know by now that phones go missing, computers get hacked and all of those pictures can and will wind up on the internet. This has happened so many times in the past with the releases being quite publicly discussed and yet there seems to be no end to people shooting pictures of themselves which they do not want the public to see.
    The worst issue i

    • by tompaulco (629533)
      There have also been instances where a minor takes a picture of themselves nude, sends it to their boyfriend and then gets charged with distribution of child pornography. Ironically, they probably get tried as an adult.
  • isn't that just Taylor Swift with a dye job? Is this another Chris Gaines thing?

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