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Hacker Who Stole Information From Nintendo Now Sentenced

 


A computer hacker who stole data from Nintendo and was recently caught with the possession of child pornography on his computer was condemned to three years in prison.

A resident of Palmdale, California, the accused goes by the name of Ryan S. Hernandez.

He had previously pleaded in January to 'one count of computer fraud and abuse and one count of possession of child pornography'.

The federal judge ordered Hernandez to be on seven years of supervised release following his term in the prison and register as a sex offender.

However, this isn't the first time when he was found engaging in illegal work. At the point when he was a minor, Hernandez was caught stealing 'confidential Nintendo files' in 2016. 

The FBI at that point had examined the matter and reached out to Hernandez and his parents following which he consented to quit hacking the company, as indicated by court records. 

Nonetheless, according to the prosecutors, Hernandez hacked Nintendo services and stole 'confidential info' about some rather well-known video games, gaming consoles, and developer tools from June 2018 to June 2019.

The FBI at that point had looked through his home and computers in 2019 and discovered several confidential Nintendo files also videos and images of minors engaged in a sexual act. 

The judge recommended Hernandez be imprisoned at a federal prison for detainees with cognitive challenges and hence ordered him to pay $259,323 in compensation to Nintendo.

CBI busts child pornography racket internationally operating on WhatsApp

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday busted an internationally operating WhatsApp-based child pornography racket, which had 199 members from all over the world.

According to CBI, the racket was being operated from Delhi, Noida, and Uttar Pradesh.

The main WhatsApp group admin and kingpin, Nikhil Verma (20), has been arrested and the police have searched the premises of Verma and four other suspects — Satyendra Chauhan, Nafis Raza, Zahid, and Adarsh — in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

CBI is investigating whether the videos uploaded on the group were recorded by the admins or were sourced from elsewhere, and whether they were charging money for sharing the clips.

The group (called “KidsXXX”) had 199 members and included nationals from India and various other countries including US, Pakistan, Brazil, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nigeria, Mexico, and New Zealand.

After receiving intelligence of the group, CBI tracked the IP addresses of the admins and kept a watch for sometime before carrying out the raids.

CBI has registered a case against the admins and members of the group under section 67-B of the IT Act and law enforcement of other countries involved have also been contacted. Identities of the victims are yet to be confirmed.

Police have seized laptops and hardware of the administrators where child pornographic content was found.