A hacker who stole and sold Ed Sheeran songs for cryptocurrency was sentenced to jail

A hacker who stole and sold Ed Sheeran songs for cryptocurrency was sentenced to jail

When he was apprehended, London cops discovered seven devices containing 1,263 unpublished tracks by 89 different artists. Authorities discovered further damning files on his hard drive, including one in which he described the approach he used to get into the victims’ accounts. They also discovered his Bitcoins, which he confirmed getting in exchange for the tunes. He pleaded guilty to 19 offenses totaling almost a year and a half in prison, including copyright infringement and possession of illicit goods.