A hacker tried to frame his neighbor by using his neighbor’s Wi-Fi and sending threatening messages to Vice President Joe Biden, according to recently unsealed search warrant affidavits.
Barry Ardolf, 45, is accused of using his neighbor’s computer to send the threatening message to the Vice President. Ardolf has a history of disagreements with neighbors in the various places he has lived.
According to the affidavits filed by FBI Special Agent Robert Cameron, Ardolf was already using his technical skills to harass his neighbors. Not only did he send threatening messages to the Vice President, Ardolf also sent child pornography to his neighbor’s colleagues under a fake email account he set up without his neighbor’s knowledge.
Ardolf also set up a fake MySpace account and is also alleged to have stolen personal information.
His threatening message to Biden read: “This is a terrorist threat! Take this seriously. I hate the way you people are spending money you don’t have … I’m assigning myself to be judge, jury and executioner. Since you folks have spent what you don’t have, it’s time to pay the ultimate price.”
Ardolf was charged with one count of threats to the president and successors to the presidency and one count of aggravated identity theft. The FBI was able to trace the threats through Ardolf’s tap into his neighbor’s Wi-Fi.