Trent Reznor Hacked On AOL
Reports out of New Orleans say that Trent Reznor has initiated charges against a woman
who allegedly managed to hack his account on AOL.
That city's Times Picayune daily news reports that Amber Appelbaum, 22, allegedly called
the online service's billing department, claimed to be Reznor's wife and obtained his
password from an AOL staffer.
Appelbaum, who hails from Georgia, has been charged with computer fraud, access device
fraud and making harassing phone calls to Reznor. She's also accused of charging
long-distance phone calls to one of Reznor's credit cards.
According to the paper, Reznor was logging on as "MT Rez" and noticed irregularities with
his account. He apparently hired a private investigator to look into the matter. The
investigator shared information with the New Orleans police and the woman was arrested
last Monday. She was released Wednesday on her own recognizance.
A spokesperson for AOL told the paper that the accused, Applebaum, appeared to be an
obsessive fan. Applebaum claimed to be innocent.
A search of messages in news groups and AOL message board showed no signs of posts
by MT Rez, but one member recalled seeing the name frequenting AOL chat rooms.
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