Friday, 1 July 2016

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HACKER Shane Duffy has been sentenced to 2.5 years in jail but will be released on parole today.

The 23-year-old’s family sobbed in the public gallery as the sentence was handed down by Judge Tony Moynihan.

EARLIER: A reclusive hacker from Kingaroy who didn’t finish high school managed to scam users of the world’s biggest computer game out of more than $30,000, a court has been told.

Shane Stephen Duffy, 23, pleaded guilty to nine charges in the Brisbane District Court today including fraud and hacking.

His sentence will be handed down this afternoon.

Prosecutor Joshua Hanna said Duffy had a copy of the personal data of millions of League of Legends users in 2013 and sold access to some of their accounts, making about $32,000 in the process.

He said there was no evidence he hacked the database himself, but he had a copy.

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