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Who is Kim Dotcom? A Timeline of His Life

concertina226 (2447056) writes | about 4 months ago

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concertina226 (2447056) writes "Controversial internet entrepreneur and hacker Kim Dotcom has launched his own political "Internet Party" in New Zealand.

If you haven't been keeping up and don't quite understand the world's obsession with him, here's a timeline of his life, complete with how he made his millions.

Dotcom was arrested in 1994 for trafficking in stolen phone-calling card numbers, and eventually convicted of 11 counts of computer fraud and 10 of data espionage. He was given a two-year suspended sentence since at 20, he was still under age when the crimes were committed.

Dotcom set up premium toll chat lines in Hong Kong and the Caribbean and then used a "war dialer" software program to call the lines using the stolen card numbers, which earned him €61,000."

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