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UN email hacker jailed

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A worker who hacked into his UN diplomat boss's email account has been jailed for three months.

The 24-year-old Egyptian was jailed in Abu Dhabi after he was convicted of breaking into a personal email account set up by a UN worker from the UAE and threatening to expose her sensitive private information, ArabianBusiness.com reports. The miscreant - named only as MN - was employed as the woman's secretary at the time he gave his victim a two-day ultimatum to meet his demands or risk the exposure of private emails and pictures.

The would-be blackmailer faces deportation after he serves his time behind bars, news monitoring service Periscope IT adds. His victim found out that many of her files had been accessed when she contacted her service provider to reset her password after realising she'd been locked out of her account. ®

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