[ISN] Jepsen’s hacker used inactive email to download ‘sensitive’ photos, court hears

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/jepsen-s-hacker-used-inactive-email-to-download-sensitive-photos-court-hears-1.1443211 By Jeff Lawrence CTV British Columbia September 6, 2013 An inactive email address was the back door an Abbotsford hacker needed to hijack the social media accounts of pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, a provincial court heard Friday. Christopher David Long turned himself in to police last December after Vancouver police received a tip that the “Call Me Maybe” singer may have had her personal information compromised. In May, Long pleaded guilty to charges including mischief and data and identity fraud and Friday, he was back in court for a sentencing hearing. “No comment,” the 30-year-old said as he exited Abbotsford Provincial Court, using a pad of legal paper to conceal his face from the throng of reporters in tow. New details revealed in court Friday gave insight into how Long infiltrated Jepsen’s online accounts. “Mr. Long, through an inactive email account that had previously belonged to Ms. Jepsen, was able to gain access to her current, at that time, email account,” said Crown spokesman Neil Mackenzie. “Through that email account, he was also able to gain access to a number of her social media sites.” […]




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