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Serial hacker, doxxer, and swatter sentenced to two years in prison

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The site Exposed.su published the birthday, address, phone number and Social Security number of dozens of celebrities and public officials, including the heads of the FBI and CIA.

A 22-year-old hacker has been handed a two-year prison sentence for his role in doxing and swatting politicians, celebrities, prosecutors, the first lady, and security journalist Brian Krebs.

While cooperating with the FBI after his 2012 arrest on unrelated charges, Mir Islam doxed and swatted as many as 50 people, authorities said.

Victims included First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Those who were swatted include Stephen P. Heymann, the Massachusetts federal prosecutor who handled the Aaron Swartz prosecution; security journalist Brian Krebs; Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association; and Mike Rogers, a former GOP representative from Michigan and a key supporter of the Stop Online Piracy Act.

On March 14, 2014, Islam and a group of as-yet-unnamed co-conspirators used a text-to-speech TTY service for the deaf to relay a message to our local police department stating that there was an active hostage situation going on at our modest town home in Annandale, Va. Nearly a dozen heavily-armed officers responded to the call, forcing me out of my home at gunpoint and putting me in handcuffs before the officer in charge realized it was all a hoax.

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