So I don't have much sympathy for people who misuse their access to confidential information. I had access to Sensitive Compartmented Information for over two decades, and I knew if I misused that access, I would likely be a convicted felon. But even non-classified material is extremely sensitive. I handed clearance investigation packets for personnel that disclosed information on medical conditions, use of narcotics, going to a group like AA or a psychologist for personal issues, financial information. Very much "none of your business" stuff.
But this didn't seem to concern the young punk and his attempt at the latest high-tech lynching by the Democratic Party.
Democratic Staffer Gets 4 Years In Prison For Doxing GOP SenatorsI must admit I never heard the term "doxing," or what it meant before this article. I've heard of people's information being spilled for illegitimate purposes. And the Democrats have little beneath them, so whatever wins, they will do it.
Washington, DC – A former Democratic aide who tried to disrupt U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation by doxing Republican senators was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday.
Jackson Cosko, 27, pleaded guilty to five felonies in April, Politicoreported.
Cosko admitted that after he was fired from U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s (D-New Hampshire) office, he used a former colleague’s keys and computer system log-in information to install spy software and to access and steal a massive amount of data from U.S. Senate computer systems.
He also admitted that he used the stolen personal information about some senators to dox them on Wikipedia, releasing home addresses and phone numbers of the high-profile legislators because he was angry about how they were handling Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hogan said Cosko’s sentence was meant to send a message that criminal harassment inspired by political motives would face serious punishment, according to Politico.
“We have… a society that has become very vicious,” Hogan said. “It’s very concerning to the court and unfortunate that you played into that.”
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) submitted a victim impact statement at the sentencing that said that incident had caused fear to him and his family, Politico reported.
Cosko was busted for his illegal activities after a former co-worker spotted him in Hassan’s office, using a computer, late at night after he had been fired.
Police said he accessed the computer using another staffer’s login information.
After he was seen using a computer on Oct. 2, 2018, Cosko left the office building at 10:21 p.m. and headed toward Union Station, according to surveillance video.
Later, he sent a threatening email to the Hassan staffer who caught him, WTOP reported. The staffer contacted the police about the threat.
An affidavit from U.S. Capitol Police Captain Jason Bell said the subject line of Cosko’s email carried the header “I own EVERYTHING.”
“If you tell anyone I will leak it all. Emails signal conversations gmails. Senators children’s health information and socials,” the email read, according to charging documents.
“Signal conversations” refers to a messaging application. “Socials” refers to the children’s social security numbers, authorities said.
“It was a rather vicious offense,” Hogan said at Cosko’s sentencing. “That was totally unjustified….We need to send a message out there. We need to have some deterrent and community understanding...”
...Federal charges included making public restricted personal information, making threats in interstate commerce, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, and obstruction of justice/witness tampering.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia released a statement that said Cosko had also been charged with second-degree burglary and unlawful entry, WTOP reported...
Well little Jackson, enjoy your time in prison. You'll likely end up in club-fed, but fed time is at minimum 85%, so you're gone for over three years. And don't worry, the party will take care of you, you took one for the Mob, they won't forget. Remember, the Democratic party has no issue with felons serving.