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Minnesota Wi-Fi hacker gets 18 years in prison for terrorizing neighbors

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by MziziMkavu, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    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. Ardolf’s 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 Kostolnik’s law office.

    To top it all off, the Blaine hacker sent death threats to Vice President Joe Biden and other politicians from Kostolnik’s 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 I’m going to kill you!”

    Ardolf’s 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 Ardolf’s name and Comcast account were found which

    gave the FBI a reason to obtain a search warrant for Ardolf’s 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. Ardolf’s charges will tag him with lifetime-sex-offender registration requirements and after his release he’ll be supervised for 20 years. According to the Pioneer Press, he’ll 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?
  2. Given Edward

    Given Edward Verified User

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    Hazipo and I like it that way. Let's shut up before the government comes back to its senses!
  3. Babuu blessed

    Babuu blessed JF-Expert Member

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    Du bongo rhaaa kama mimi hapa nina pasword tano nanyonya kitu cha wirless ajabu administrator awajaniblock.wenzetu wapo actve
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    AlP0L0 JF-Expert Member

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    Duh! Kumbe kuchakachua noma enh!
  5. Kang

    Kang JF-Expert Member

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    Hiyo child porn ndo imemharibia, angepata fine or parole.
  6. Lizzy

    Lizzy JF-Expert Member

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    Kosa lake lilikua kutumia jina la mwenzake vibaya...kuibia internet tu pekee sidhani inaweza kumpa mtu jail time.
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    mwabaluhi JF-Expert Member

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    Huyo funga maisha kabisa ni paedophile wa kutisha yaani wa mkiss mtoto mdomoni kama vile ni mkewe halafu anadistribute child-porn na mbaya zaidi kwa kumframe jirani yake
  8. Edward Teller

    Edward Teller JF-Expert Member

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    hackers wamekuwa tatzo sasa kwenye nchi za wenzetu-ngoja wamfunge-ila kwa sheria za marekani-anaweza kuwa paroled hata baada ya miaka 5
  9. iHustla

    iHustla Member

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    Hackers are getting out of hand but 18 yrs?? ni mambo mengine ndio yamemuharibia
  10. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    Mimi ningependa Sheria kali kama hizo zije hapo kwetu Tanzania..... mnasemaje wakuu?