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Adolf`s Wi-Fi Terror Gets Fed Time-Out

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Minnesota Wi-Fi Hacker Gets 18 Years In Prison For Terrorizing Neighbors

By Jeff Hughes | Digital Trends – 8 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.
Ardolf’s obsessive passive-aggression was apparently ignited in late 2008 when his neighbors, Matt and Bethany Kostolnik, filed a police report against him. The Kostolniks had a 4-year old son who wandered over to their next-door-neighbors property shortly after moving into the Minnesota suburb of Blaine. Ardolf, 46 and a father of two, had reportedly picked the boy up carried him back to the couple and then kissed the child on the lips. Ardolf was offended when the cops were called and vowed his revenge like every good villain.
The man, a Medtronic computer technician, downloaded a Wi-Fi hacking program to tear into his neighbors WEP encryption. Ardolf created a fake Myspace page as well as several fake emails for Matt Kostolnik. The hacker then posted child porn on the Myspace page and emailed the same child porn to co-workers at Kostolnik’s law office.
To top it all off, the Blaine hacker sent death threats to Vice President Joe Biden and other politicians from Kostolnik’s Yahoo account. This granted Kostolnik a visit from the secret service who had traced the emails back to his IP address. One of the emails told Biden, “I swear to God I’m going to kill you!”
Ardolf’s mischief was detected when a frustrated Kostolnik told bosses he had no clue as to what was going on. The law office hired a firm to poke around the Wi-Fi network and install a packet sniffer to figure it all out. Eventually Ardolf’s name and Comcast account were found which gave the FBI a reason to obtain a search warrant for Ardolf’s house. They found massive evidence that led to the Blaine hacker being slapped with charges for identity theft, making threats against Biden, possession of child pornography as well as distribution of kiddie-porn.
The FBI also found evidence that Ardolf had staged a similar attack against in a family in Brooklyn Park for parking their cars in front of his house. 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. The man may have been a nightmare to live next to, but is the 18 years in prison a bit overkill?

LINK: http://news.yahoo.com/minnesota-wi-fi-hacker-gets-18-years-prison-032803295.html
 

Norm Stansfield

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The man may have been a nightmare to live next to, but is the 18 years in prison a bit overkill?
For stalking and harassing two families, on two different occasions, identity theft, distribution of child pornography, and threatening the VP? No, it's not fucking overkill. It's just right.
 

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What the H Jeff Hughes? I thought Stalker made a comment, I didn't realize it was this idiot editorializing. Maybe he's a Fan of Anthony.
 

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heer si mein comment:

It`s Ardolf not Adolf in title:
 

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For stalking and harassing two families, on two different occasions, identity theft, distribution of child pornography, and threatening the VP? No, it's not fucking overkill. It's just right.
This. The distribution of child pornography alone is probably enough.
 

Hoffman

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Where's Kirk to tell us this guy is having his 1st Amendment rights taken away?
 

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This guys sounds like a vindictive creep, but spending a couple million dollars to keep him in jail for eighteen years seems like a colossal waste of money. There are plenty of murderes who've been let off sooner.
 

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This guys sounds like a vindictive creep, but spending a couple million dollars to keep him in jail for eighteen years seems like a colossal waste of money. There are plenty of murderes who've been let off sooner.
Really? Am I the only one here who sees this as justified. He not only distributed child pornography, but he did so with the intent to frame another person, and sent it to the dude's office. That could have resulted in damages of up to hundreds of thousands of dollars if he had lost his job (he was a lawyer), not to mention the associated disbarment (millions in potential damages) and jail time if he was convicted for the crimes. On top of that, this was the second known time the douche bag tried something like this.
 

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Sweet case!

(could have made the swastika smaller but the planet isn't filled with geniuses)

14/88!
 

whiskeyguy

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And most everyone in the story's comment section.
Shit, I failed at reading this thread. I was reading this same story on another forum earlier and I probably got the two confused when I responded here.

I'm tired and need a nap.
 

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The guy's a fucking problem and if they had given him a light sentence, he would've gotten out an even bigger problem with an even bigger axe to grind. Look what the loon did to people who parked cars in front of his house... now just imagine what he'd do for revenge against the people who sent him to prison!

Keep him off the streets and away from a computer for as long as possible. He'll probably be out in five years anyway... and they better watch him like a hawk when he does.
 
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