T-Mobile Sidekick Hacker Pleads Guilty

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Those of you who recall Aunty telling you about the T-Mobile Sidekick hacker will be interested to know that not only has he been apprehended, but he has pleaded guilty.

Twenty-one year old Nicholas Lee Jacobsen, an engineer now living in Oregon, formerly of Orange County, California, pleaded guilty to charges which could land him in federal prison for up to five years, and attach fines of as much as $250,000.


What remains a mystery is not so much how he hacked in to the T-Mobile system, but how after doing so he was able to have continuous access for seven months, compromising the names and social security numbers of several hundred T-Mobile customers.

That said, Aunty loves her T-Mobile Sidekick, and takes it with her everywhere. On the other hand, she doesn’t trust super-secret documents to it, unlike Peter Cavicchia, the Secret Service agent who was hot on the trail of Jacobsen, but not hot enough to realize that Jacobsen had into Cavicchia’s own T-Mobile Sidekick account through which he had sent highly sensitive documents.

Jacobsen is due to be sentenced in Los Angeles Federal District Court on May 16th.

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