Hacker sentenced over sending threatening emails

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A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 months in prison and three years of supervised release for hacking into the email accounts of individuals and companies between 2007 and 2009, with the goal of stealing data to commit computer crimes, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release Monday. Kyle Tschiegg, 39, of Sarasota, sent threatening emails to thousands of individuals in Florida and Ohio. He also hacked into the email account of a Florida state legislator, identified in reports as Sen. Nancy Detert, and threatened to injure her if she didn't drop out of a 2008 race.  — AM

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