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Arrest for Email Hacking at 75 Colleges

November 3, 2016

The FBI and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday announced the arrest of a Phoenix-based man who attempted to gain access to more than 2,000 university email accounts at more than 75 colleges and universities. The U.S. Department of Justice said Jonathan Powell, 29, illegally accessed about 1,035 unique email accounts belonging to a university in New York, as well as 15 accounts at a Pennsylvania-based university. Powell then used the email accounts to access the users' Facebook, Google and LinkedIn accounts, among others. Powell has been charged with computer fraud.


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