View Full Version : Another one goes to jail for hacking... 4 years.

07-24-2011, 05:29 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/07/24/2011-07-24_facebook_stalker_turned_email_hacker_sentenced_ to_four_years_in_prison_sent_****.html


A California man who searched women's Facebook pages for clues that allowed him to break into their email accounts was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday.

Prosecutors said George Bronk would take over the email accounts, then search their email folders for **** pics they sent – and then forward it to their entire contact list – including their families, friends and coworkers.

Brown pleaded guilty in January to charges that included false impersonation, possession of child pornography and computer intrusion.

"This case serves as a stark example of what occurs in so-called cyberspace. It has very real consequences," Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Brown said.

Prosecutors expressed concern that Bronk, 24, demonstrated a "high degree of callousness" though an evaluation by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation showed that Bronk demonstrated remorse and said he was an alcoholic.

According to prosecutors, the 24-year-old began his email attacks while taking care of his ailing parents in December of 2009 and continued them until he was busted last September.

After he took over victims' accounts, he taunted them and would even threaten some into sending more explicit photos.

Perhaps even more frightening, according to prosecutors, he proved that social networking can provide easy information to make many people's emails hackable.

"The victims we went to said 'I had very robust passwords.' But it didn't matter how robust the password was if the recovery question is easy," Robert Morgester said. "Lost your password? What's your favorite color or what high school did you go to? Or what's your dog's name? And he was able to glean that information from social media."

Prosecutors told the AP there were victims in at least 17 states.

The California creep isn't the only person sentenced even this month for wreaking havoc on someone's life by hacking into their email. In Minnesota, Barry Ardolf was sentenced to 18 years in prison after he hacked into his next door neighbor's Wi-Fi network and among other things, used his email account to send ****** emails to the victims' coworkers as well as threaten to kill Vice President Joe Biden.

With News Wire Services


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So what's his excuse? Is it 'I feel sorry for myself so I'm going to hurt other people.' ?

07-24-2011, 09:05 PM
Now hopefully Some hackers will Pause and take notice.

07-24-2011, 11:03 PM
I love how our language filter deletes some words in the article, but to be clear most of those words are what spammers use, so it's a pre-emptitive measure we're taking. You can probably figure out what the guy was doing.... mudpuckle and all.

like my new word? Mudpuckle!

07-25-2011, 02:09 AM
His face, priceless!

07-29-2011, 05:47 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/04/16/2011-04-16_mom_whose_baby_drowned_while_she_was_on_faceboo k_sentenced_to_10_years_in_prison.html

The mother should of got a longer jail sentence, 10 years isnt enough.

07-29-2011, 05:49 AM
Now hopefully Some hackers will Pause and take notice.

Probably not, there will still be some out there that will still be hacking...

07-29-2011, 12:42 PM
that's sad the mother did understand something so fundamental, never leave a baby or toddler alone in the tub.

And you're right Chrissy that it'll probably not have an impact regarding the hacker, like the mother most people that haven't learned already probably won't, and have made excuses to justify their behavior, like the mother says 'I didn't want him to be a moma's boy', but she forgot that last part of that statement ...'and if need be I'm willing to risk his life so he won't be a moma's boy.' What an idiot. A 'moma's boy' what the hell does that mean? Ask any man and they'll tell you they love their mothers. She's a total idiot. The grandmother should of been way more stern and explained the potential consequences, like death, jail time, public outrage, etc.

07-29-2011, 01:21 PM
Greenbean a mommas boy here in the Uk would mean that a mother didnt want her son to be a sissey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sissy

The babys grandmother had warned her daughter about leaving the baby alone in the tub, and from what the article said, especially after the baby had suffered a seizure a month before he died. The grandmother should of reported her daughter to social services/police, I found the story of what happend to the baby to be very upsetting.

07-29-2011, 01:42 PM
I understand that moma's boy = sissy, same here in the US. I was being a little rhetorical, but what I'm suggesting is that her belief that leaving her baby in a tub would have that effect on him in later life is really idiotic.

There are a lot of parents that do really bizarre things to their children thinking they're helping them become tougher... there's one story of a mother driving her daughter to have a fight with another kid (who got jumped).

Yeah I agree, if the grand parents and even the father of the child couldn't get through to the mother, then social services and the police should of been called. Where was the father and I wonder if the grandmother told him what her daughter was doing.

an instant can change your life... stay alert, especially if you have kids.

07-29-2011, 08:17 PM
Could not have expressed it better myself GB 100% with ya on this.

07-30-2011, 04:24 AM
Good point Greenbean, Where was the father and I wonder if the grandmother told him what her daughter was doing.