Remember this one? The kid from Massachusetts who did a hack that got him access to the personal information of Paris Hilton, including her photos, e-mails and contact information, and then spread the stuff on the Net? Well, the teenager pled guilty last week in federal court to a series of crimes that included this stunt, as well as other offences including bomb threats to high schools in Florida and Massachusetts. The hack of Miss Hiltons Sidekick mobile device provided the teenager with semi-nude photos of her as well as phone numbers of her friends and associates. Hopefully it was worth it.
The teenager will serve 11 months in a juvenile facility, followed by 2 years of supervised release. He'd best stock up on reading material: during both his detention and parole, he'll be barred from owning or using "any computer, cell phone or other electronic equipment capable of accessing the Internet."