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 January 11, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Online, Youth & Schools

Bridget Freeland reports:

Parents of a 13-year-old Jane Doe sued two of their daughter’s classmates and their parents, claiming the parents negligently let their kids hack into Jane’s Gmail and turn it into a “Google/Buzz” account – allowing for more direct interaction – and then, posing as Jane, posted “vile, sexual and violent” comments, including that she was pregnant by her brother, and asking for suggestions on how Jane should die.

Jane Doe, a seventh-grader, and her parents say that the two hacker teens – A Doe and B Doe – also created a Facebook account under Jane’s name, and attributed appalling comments and postings to her.


The family demands damages from the defendant kids and parents, alleging defamation, conspiracy, negligence, and violations of the Stored Communications Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Federal Wiretap Act.

Read more on Courthouse News.

Related: Complaint. The case was filed in federal district court in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District.

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