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Five Men Convicted for Hacking Paris Hilton's Cell Phone

Five Men Convicted for Hacking Paris Hilton's Cell Phone
Five Men Convicted for Hacking Paris Hilton's Cell Phone
Report #: 116 - 0 Comments
Date Reported: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Status: Past Incident
Severity: Severe - Cyberterrorism
Primary Weapon: Hacking
Specific Location: Hollywood
City/Local Area: Los Angeles
State/Territory: California
Region: United States

Five men were convicted on multiple federal charges for hacking Paris Hilton's cell phone back in 2005. Their names were Justin Perras, Timothy McKeage, Jason Hawks, Zachary Mann, and Jeffrey Weinberg all of which received various levels of jail and community service. The not so fab five used a series of trojan horses and social engineering to break into the Accurint database owned by LexisNexis. After breaking in they made a number of unauthorized queries to gather information about Paris Hilton.

In addition to Paris Hilton some media sources say the team stole information including social security number about other celebrities. Those celebrities may have included Demi Moore, Laurence Fishburne, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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