Florid­ian ad­mits hacked Clin­ton char­ity

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

OR­LANDO, Fla. — An Ocoee man pleaded guilty Thurs­day to hack­ing the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion in the pur­suit of a con­spir­acy the­ory that the or­ga­ni­za­tion might be funding jihadist groups.

Ti­mothy Sed­lak, 43, is fac­ing up to five years in prison on com­puter-hack­ing charges. Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors say Sed­lak at­tempted to ac­cess the com­put­ers at the or­ga­ni­za­tion by try­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of times to log into em­ploy­ees’ email ac­counts in 2015.

An of­fi­cial with the Depart­ment of Jus­tice in New York, where Sed­lak was pros­e­cuted, re­fused to re­lease the name of the char­ity or­ga­ni­za­tion, say­ing do­ing so would go against their nor­mal prac­tice. How­ever, the name of the char­ity was re­vealed in court doc­u­ments on­line, which were later redacted by pros­e­cu­tors and put back on­line.

AP/The Rocky Mount Tele­gram/ALAN CAMP­BELL

G.W. Carver El­e­men­tary School third-grade teacher Lunsford talks with stu­dents about the book Poor Lit­tle Kit­tens dur­ing a group read­ing ses­sion Fri­day at the school in Pine­tops, N.C. El­iz­a­beth

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