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Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Clinton Foundation Hack Attempts

Timothy Sedlak also convicted in child pornography case and sentenced to 42 years in jail, Reuters reports.

Timothy Sedlak of Florida has pleaded guilty to the charge of attempting to gain unauthorized access to the network of the charitable organization run by the Clintons, allegedly making 390,000 unsuccessful tries to hack its server, reports Reuters, quoting prosecutors. This comes in the wake of a 42-year jail term handed down separately to Sedlak by Orlando court for producing and possessing child pornography.

When arrested in 2015 for the alleged hacking, Sedlak claimed he was researching charities that were making donations to Islamic militant groups. The prosecutors did not identify the charity which the defendant had targeted but Reuters gained access to files which referred to it as Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

The police also came across files of child pornography on Sedlak’s computer while investigating the hack charge, said prosecutors.

Read more on Reuters.

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