"Depraved" Wi-Fi hacker gets 18 years in prison

    Date14 Jul 2011
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after he hacked a neighbor's Wi-Fi router and then launched a vengeful two-year campaign to frame them with child pornography and threats to government officials, including Vice President Joe Biden. Called a "depraved criminal" by prosecutors, Barry Ardolf, a 46-year-old father of two, was sentenced this week, not for Wi-Fi hacking but for the threats, identify theft and child pornography that followed in its wake, all directed against a young couple, Matt and Bethany Kostolnik of Blaine, Minnesota, and their children.

    "My husband and I had to explain to our young, innocent children way too early that there are evil people in the world -- and to never go in Barry Ardolf's yard," Bethany Kostelnik told U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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