Jan 072011
 
 January 7, 2011  Breaches, Court, Online

I posted another news story about this incident on DataBreaches.net the other day, but the privacy breach aspects make it appropriate for this blog, too.

Travis Loller of Associated Press reports:

A man who bragged about hacking into Miley Cyrus’ e-mail account and distributing revealing pictures of her has been arrested on unrelated charges, according to court documents.

Josh Holly, 21, was arrested Thursday in Nashville and charged with possession of unauthorized credit card account numbers after FBI agents reviewed evidence obtained when they searched his computer.

In an FBI affidavit filed with the US District Court in Nashville, Agent Victor Rodriguez writes that Holly acknowledged hacking into Cyrus’ MySpace account. Court documents also said he bragged online and to the media about obtaining photos of Cyrus from her Gmail account in late 2007 and later posting them on a site frequented by hackers.

Read more on Arab News.

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