Chicago man pleads guilty in celebrity iCloud data breach
A 28 year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to using phishing scams to illegally access more than 300 iCloud and Gmail accounts, around 30 of which belonged to celebrities.
Education: Degree in history, postgraduate diploma in journalism and a PGCE PCET with a specialism in journalism.
Highlights of your career: Writing a novel in my early 20s which, while unpublishable, I'm very proud of.
What malware do you hate the most? Hate is a very strong word. They are all problematic.
Favorite activities: Anything cultural.
Golden rule for cyberspace? Don't overshare – privacy is an understated virtue.
When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? No idea when but it was the ZX Spectrum – tape cassettes for games.
Favorite computer game / activity: Street Fighter II; Super Mario Kart; Metal Gear Solid.
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