A Virginia woman discovered that her married boyfriend had other girlfriends, and she decided to seek revenge online. According to federal prosecutors, she hired computer hackers to help.
Elaine Cioni paid hackers $100 [U.S] for the password to her boyfriend’s AOL e-mail account, according to prosecutors, and for an extra $100, she received the e-mail passwords of her boyfriend’s wife, children and one of his girlfriends.
No one had a clue she had access.
The Washington Post recently reported that she was caught only after she started making harassing phone calls to her boyfriend and his family. (She used an online “spoofing” system that disguised her voice.)
Convicted of violating federal law, she is serving a 15-month prison sentence.