Hacker sentenced to 29 months in devious Photobucket image plot

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A 41-year-old Colorado hacker was sentenced Tuesday to 29 months in prison for selling code enabling blackmailers and others to scan Photobucket's 10 billion images. Some of those images are of nude Photobucket customers who thought their content was stored privately.

Photobucket is an image and video hosting service with as many as 100 million users who keep their content in either public or private accounts. The company is headquartered in Denver.

"I don't think you really understand what you did to other people," US District Judge Wiley Y Daniel said before sentencing defendant Brandon Bourret. "You reveled in what you did."

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