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Israeli Gets U.S. Prison Time for Hacking Scheme That Targeted Climate Advocates Fighting Exxon   | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker

Updated Nov. 16, 2023 4:31 pm ET

An Israeli private detective was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison Thursday for his role in a hacking-for-hire scheme that involved attempts to discredit investigations into whether Exxon Mobil deceived the public about the risks of climate change. 

Aviram Azari pleaded guilty last year in a New York federal court to managing illegal intelligence-gathering and spear-phishing campaigns from 2014 until his arrest in 2019. 

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