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Saturday, August 1, 2009

University of Minnesota Duluth student pleads guilty to identity theft

Sometimes identity theft is not about opening credit accounts using the identity of another. For instance, a University of Minnesota Duluth student named Phillip Dzik plead guilty yesterday to identity theft. But his form of identity theft was different. He hacked into his cousin's chat account to download and transmit nude pictures of her. He then used the nude pictures to threaten her.

I assume the identity theft happened when he impersonated her to gain access to her yahoo account, but the story that I found on this is not clear. If anyone knows the details, please let us know via a comment or e-mail me directly at ckittell@merkel-cocke.com.

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