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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:52 PM
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Luis Mijangos Gets Six Years For Cyber-Terrorism, Sextortion
LOS ANGELES -- A Southern California man was sentenced on Thursday to six years in prison for infiltrating computers belonging to women and teenage girls where he found sexually explicit photos and threatening to put them online unless they provided him with more.

In sentencing Luis Mijangos, 32, of Santa Ana, U.S. District Judge George King called the crimes a form of cyber-terrorism and warned other hackers they will meet stiff penalties for ruining people's lives.

"Society has to understand that if you engage in this type of behavior, it's no joke," King said. "You are going to jail and going to jail for a long time."

Mijangos, who pleaded guilty to one count each of computer hacking and wiretapping in March, grimaced when King handed down the sentence. Tears began to well in his eyes. Earlier, he apologized for what he had done.

"To all the victims I want to say that I'm sorry," said Mijangos, a Mexican citizen, from his wheelchair. "I'm ready to do the right thing and stay out of trouble."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/02/luis-mijangos-...
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:54 PM
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1. cyber-"terrorism"?
Terrorism is a violent political act. I think "stalking" would be a more accurate term.

And only 6 years? Really?
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