Minnesota hacker Barry Ardolf was sentenced to an 18-year term in a federal prison this Tuesday. Ardolf had terrorized a neighboring family for two years through a carefully planned campaign involving a hijacked Wi-Fi network to harass, frame and embarrass the next-door neighbors in every facet of their lives. Ardolfs obsessive passive-aggression was apparently ignited in late 2008 when his neighbors, Matt and Bethany Kostolnik, filed a police report against him. The Kostolniks had a 4-year old son who wandered over to their next-door-neighbors property shortly after moving into the Minnesota suburb of Blaine. Ardolf, 46 and a father of two, had reportedly picked the boy up carried him back to the couple and then kissed the child on the lips. Ardolf was offended when the cops were called and vowed his revenge like every good villain. The man, a Medtronic computer technician, downloaded a Wi-Fi hacking program to tear into his neighbors WEP encryption. Ardolf created a fake Myspace page as well as several fake emails for Matt Kostolnik. The hacker then posted child porn on the Myspace page and emailed the same child porn to co-workers at Kostolniks law office. To top it all off, the Blaine hacker sent death threats to Vice President Joe Biden and other politicians from Kostolniks Yahoo account. This granted Kostolnik a visit from the secret service who had traced the emails back to his IP address. One of the emails told Biden, I swear to God Im going to kill you! Ardolfs mischief was detected when a frustrated Kostolnik told bosses he had no clue as to what was going on. The law office hired a firm to poke around the Wi-Fi network and install a packet sniffer to figure it all out. Eventually Ardolfs name and Comcast account were found which gave the FBI a reason to obtain a search warrant for Ardolfs house. They found massive evidence that led to the Blaine hacker being slapped with charges for identity theft, making threats against Biden, possession of child pornography as well as distribution of kiddie-porn. The FBI also found evidence that Ardolf had staged a similar attack against in a family in Brooklyn Park for parking their cars in front of his house. Ardolfs charges will tag him with lifetime-sex-offender registration requirements and after his release hell be supervised for 20 years. According to the Pioneer Press, hell also be restricted when working with computers by his parole officers. Minnesota Wi-Fi hacker gets 18 years in prison for terrorizing neighbors - Yahoo! News Haya Tena huko Amerika Mwizi wa Password ya Wireless ya jirani yake ya Wifi afungwa miaka 18 kwa kuiba njia ya kuweza kupata kutumia internet ya jirani yake kwa bure kazi ipo huko Amerika je Tanzania kuna sheria kali kama hizo za Amerika? Za kukamata wezi wa internet za Majirani?