T-Mobile Sidekick Hacker Pleads Guilty

Those of you who recall Aunty telling you about the T-Mobile Sidekick hacker will be interested to know that not only has he been apprehended, but he has pleaded guilty.

Twenty-one year old Nicholas Lee Jacobsen, an engineer now living in Oregon, formerly of Orange County, California, pleaded guilty to charges which could land him in federal prison for up to five years, and attach fines of as much as $250,000.

What remains a mystery is not so much how he hacked in to the T-Mobile system, but how after doing so he was able to have continuous access for seven months, compromising the names and social security numbers of… [Continued…]