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A phone call to the hotel confirmed that Nicolas Jacobsen was a guest. Eight days later, on 27 October, law enforcement agencies dropped the hammer on Operation Firewall, and descended on fraud and computer crime suspects across eight states and six foreign countries, arresting 28 of them.

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Jacobsen, then living in an apartment in Santa Ana in Southern California, was taken into custody by the Secret Service. He was later released on bail with computer use restrictions. Jacobson lost his job at Pfastship Logistics, an Irving, California company where he worked as a network administrator, and he now lives in Oregon.

The hacker's access to the T-Mobile gave him more than just Secret Service documents. A friend of Jacobson's says that prior to his arrest, Jacobson provided him with digital photos that he claimed celebrities had snapped with their cell phone cameras. The swiped images are not mention in court records, but a source close to the defense confirmed Genovese's account, and says Jacobson amused himself and others by obtaining the passwords of Sidekick-toting celebrities from the hacked database, then entering their T-Mobile accounts and downloading photos they'd taken with the wireless communicator's built-in camera.

The same source also offers an explanation for the secrecy surrounding the case: the Secret Service, the source says, has offered to put the hacker to work, pleading him out to a single felony, then enlisting him to catch other computer criminals in the same manner in which he himself was caught. The source says that Jacobson, facing the prospect of prison time, is favorably considering the offer. Nicholas Lee Jacobsen, a year-old computer engineer who now lives in Oregon, entered his plea Tuesday in U.

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District Court in Los Angeles. It was discovered during a broader Secret Service investigation. T-Mobile acknowledged the hacker was able to view the names and Social Security numbers of customers, all of whom it said were notified in writing about the break-in, which lasted at least seven months. Prosecutors alleged Jacobsen posted a notice on an online bulletin board that said he could look up the name, Social Security number, birth date and passwords for voice mails and e-mails for T-Mobile customers.

Jacobsen was accused of targeting the desktop computer of a Secret Service agent on his trail. The agent, Peter Cavicchia, was also a T-Mobile customer and sometimes used the wireless network to communicate about the case, unaware it wasn't safe. Update a note, take a photo or a phone number and the information is transmitted on the fly back to T-Mobile network servers, compromise the internal servers, and more then likely you wouldn't need physical access to PDA to steal the data.

Hackers penetrated the crystalline ranks of Hollywood celebrity Saturday, posting the cellular phone address book of hotel heiress and celebrity Paris Hilton on a Web page and passing the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of some of Tinsel Town's hottest stars into the public realm.


It is not known how the information was obtained, but the release of the contact book may be further fallout from a hack of T-Mobile's servers that came to light in January. The Hilton address book was posted on the illmob Web site early Sunday and is a simple HTML table listing the phone numbers and e-mail addresses for acquaintances, along with other useful information, such as the number of the San Francisco Hilton Hotel and celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro.

The leak is bound to prompt a furious round of unplanned number changes among Hilton's coterie, after fans and curious Web surfers learned of the hack and began dialling their favorite celebrities. Eminem's phone number was changed. Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst's voice mailbox was full. Tennis star Anna Kournikova's number was busy, despite repeated attempts to get through. Robert Shapiro's answering machine picked up when called and provided a number to page the star attorney in an emergency. Reached by phone, actor Kevin Connelly, of the cable television show "Entourage," said he had received between and phone calls since early Sunday, as word of the hacked address book spread across the Internet.

Connelly plays opposite Adrian Grenier in the HBO show about a young celebrity and his colorful entourage of old school chums. He declined to comment on whether he knew Hilton or why his name appeared in her T-mobile phone list. Connelly, who received at least one other call while on the line with this reporter, said he would likely change his phone number today to stop the harassment.

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It was unclear yesterday how the cell phone contact list was obtained. However, Hilton's was one of a number of celebrity cell phones that was reportedly compromised in an attack on T-Mobile's network that netted information on of the company's customers, including sensitive information from the account of a U. Secret Service agent. In January, the Bellevue, Wash. Jacobsen pleaded guilty last week to one felony charge of accessing a protected computer and causing reckless damage.

The revelation comes a month after T-Mobile admitted that a hacker had gained access to the names and Social Security numbers of T-Mobile customers. The incident, which was discovered in late , came to light after year-old Nicolas Jacobsen was charged with the crime. Jacobsen pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony charge of accessing a protected computer and causing reckless damage. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read.

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