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Bit of overkill, but it sends a message


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#1 castoffpolite

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:54 PM

Hacker sentenced to 18 years

Minnesota Wi-Fi hacker gets 18 years in prison for terrorizing neighbors
By Jeff Hughes | Digital Trends – 14 hrs ago

Minnesota hacker Barry Ardolf was sentenced to an 18-year term in a federal prison this Tuesday. Ardolf had terrorized a neighboring family for two years through a carefully planned campaign involving a hijacked Wi-Fi network to harass, frame and embarrass the next-door neighbors in every facet of their lives.


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:15 PM

The man may have been a nightmare to live next to, but is the 18 years in prison a bit overkill?


Not really enough time, IMHO, don't forget he used illegal kiddie porn in an attempt to have his neighbour set up for VERY serious Criminal charges, the same with the Threats under Anti Terrorism Laws.

The good thing is that he gets another 20 years on top of the 18 years as a registered Sex Offender and supervised in all work with Computers.

About time Hackers got a clear Message that Crime and Hacking doesn't pay.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:29 PM

no, I think he got exactly what he deserved. That was vindictive, and wrong, and he could have gotten his neighbor not only locked up for all those charges, but locked up unjustly for them. He could have taken his neighbor away from his family, which would have ruined his home imagine his children being raised without a father, because hes in jail for something he didnt do. Why, because his feelings were hurt. So they called the cops on him-from what im reading charges wernt filed the first time, he could have just forgotten about it and been fine, but instead he had to try and frame him. I think he should be given not only the 18 years, but have his computer priviliges taken away completly for the entire time. perhaps for life.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:29 AM

I agree, this is justice at it's finest.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:21 AM

Not overkill. All the charges separately probably add up to more than 18 years.

His terror campaign lasted 2 years. THAT is overkill. Imagine how the family felt as all of that was going on. In my opinion, 18 years isn't long enough for what they had to endure.

Do not overlook the fact that he had done the same thing before. Chances are he would have done it again to someone else.

While he is locked up he will not be able to do it again.

The article states that he was sentenced to federal prison. The Federal system no longer has Parole since Congress abolished Federal Parole in the mid 1980’s. He will be 64 when released.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 04:32 PM

Kissed their child on the lips and possessed kiddie porn? Coincidence? :whistle:

Not enough time IMHO.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:38 AM

What an idiot this guy was!!!!

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:16 AM

Not overkill. All the charges separately probably add up to more than 18 years.
The article states that he was sentenced to federal prison. The Federal system no longer has Parole since Congress abolished Federal Parole in the mid 1980’s. He will be 64 when released.


Then he get's this little gem on top of it until at least age 84. That is Justice at it finest under the circumstances. Trying to set up people for imprisionment for some thing they did not do should be much higher, IMHO. The poor bloke was just lucky to have understanding employers that stepped up to help him, another person could have lost every thing trying to fight it.

Ardolf’s charges will tag him with lifetime-sex-offender registration requirements and after his release he’ll be supervised for 20 years. According to the Pioneer Press, he’ll also be restricted when working with computers by his parole officers.


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