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Ex-teen hacker apologizes to Paris Hilton for stealing pictures

Hacker who stole nude photographs of Paris Hilton in 2005 is headed back to prison, but not before apologizing to the hotel heiress turned actress/DJ
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Nov 4, 2014 10:30 pm

Convicted hacker Cameron Lacroix, 26, will serve four years in federal prison for his cybercrimes, and recently apologized to Paris Hilton for stealing her nude photographs when he was a teenager.

 

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The incident took place in 2005, when Lacroix was 15, as he hacked Hilton's Sidekick, stole photos and published her phonebook and messages.

 

"Paris, I'm sorry I put your information online," Lacroix recently said. "I should never have done it. I wouldn't want it done to me. It all started because I wanted a T-Mobile phone. Once I got in there, I realized, 'Hey, I have access to everybody's stuff! Sure enough, it was under her name. I went into it and was shocked at what I saw."

 

In addition to stealing Hilton's photos, Lacroix also hacked Twitter accounts, stole thousands of credit card numbers, and forged gift cards - racking up an estimated $1 million in damages to companies.

NEWS SOURCES:Nbcnews.com, Shandyfiles.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com

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