Jan 052011
 

Robert McMillan reports:

The 21-year-old hacker who boasted about breaking into Miley Cyrus’ Gmail account and posting racy photographs of the teenage star has been arrested in Tennessee on fraud charges.

The arrest comes more than two years after U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided Joshua Holly’s home looking for evidence in the case. In court documents, the FBI says that Holly was an accomplished spammer, who hacked a large number of Gmail and MySpace accounts.

But Holly hasn’t been charged in the Miley Cyrus hack — instead, he faces more serious financial fraud charges for allegedly storing about 200 stolen credit card numbers on his computer. He could go to prison for 10 years and pay a US$250,000 fine if convicted of the charges.

Read more on PC World.  From the affidavit, it appears that not only did he collect SSN and personal information, but he likely misused it to make fraudulent purchases.

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