By Kim Zetter
October 20, 2008
A 19-year-old hacker who published provocative photos of teen queen
Miley Cyrus earlier this year was raided by the FBI Monday morning in
The hacker, Josh Holly, repeatedly bragged online about breaking into
the Disney star's e-mail account and stealing her photos. He also gave
interviews to bloggers and others and boasted that authorities would
never find him because he moved so often. [Last month, Holly contacted
Threat Level seeking to have an article written about him here.]
But this morning the FBI did find him and, after talking with him for
more than an hour about his exploits, served him with a search warrant
and a list of items to be seized (which was posted at the hacking site
digitalgangster.com after Holly showed it to a friend).
When agents finally left his apartment after conducting an extensive
search, they had three computers and Holly's phone, among other things.
Hours after the raid, Holly phoned Threat Level from his sister's phone
to report what had occurred. He hasn't been arrested or charged with a
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