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Jail for man who hacked 1000 student email accounts in search for sexually explicit images

A 30-year-old man has sentenced to six months in prison, after he was found guilty of accessing more than 1,000 email accounts at a New York City-area university in a hunt for sexually explicit photographs and videos of college-aged women. Jonathan Powell, of Phoenix, Arizona, breached the unnamed university’s servers to gain access to a email password reset utility used by IT staff when students forgot their login credentials. Once Powell had gained access to compromised email accounts, he was able to request password resets on third-party sites, allowing him to log into victims’ various other online accounts including Apple iCloud, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Yahoo.

Read article: https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/01/26/jail-hacked-student-email-explicit/

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