Saturday, 16 July 2016

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A US hacker who put the personal data of celebrities and officials online has been sentence to two years in jail.

New Yorker Mir Islam also made bogus calls that resulted in armed police storming the homes of film stars, federal workers and public figures.

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the sentence reflected his involvement in many campaigns of online harassment.

Islam will serve one year in jail as he has been in federal custody for the past 12 months.

The names, birthdays, addresses, phone numbers and social security numbers of more than 50 people including First Lady Michelle Obama, FBI director Robert Mueller and CIA director John Brennan were posted by Islam to the website, said the DoJ.

The information was used by "countless others" to carry out a variety of finance-related frauds, said the DoJ, leaving many people suffering credit problems.


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