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Greek programmer who hacked into Photobucket will now work for the company

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 17:34:07-05

DENVER – The man convicted of hacking into Photobucket is now be required to work for the Denver-based company.

Greek computer programmer Athanasios “Thaos” Andrianakis, 27, is now an unpaid Photobucket employee working to write software that seeks out and exposes child pornographers that use the photo-sharing service. He is required to work for the company for at least 15 months to pay off $90,000 in restitution, according to court documents.

Andriankis and his accomplice, Brandon Bourret, pirated thousands of nude pictures from people who used the company’s software to store their images. Bourret was sentenced to 29 months in prison, according to the Denver7 partner the Denver Post.

The Denver Post reports that the cases of the two defendants are also different. Bourret contacted victims and asked for money to remove their sensitive photos from public view, while Andrianakis’ role in the crime was more technical and focused on the weaknesses in Photobucket’s computer program.

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