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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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  • by davester666 (731373) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @02:27AM (#43838179) Journal

    He probably moved there from Surrey.

  • by kruach aum (1934852) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @02:28AM (#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 @02:57AM (#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.

  • "Oddly"? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Cruciform (42896) on Tuesday May 28, 2013 @04:54AM (#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.

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