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Marriott Hotels Wannabe Robin Hood Busted For Hacking to Slash Rates

4/11/2017 11:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Marriott hotels got nailed by a disgruntled ex-employee who allegedly hacked into the reservation system and cut room rates to as little as $12 a night ... costing the company big money.

According to court docs ... Marriott fired Juan Rodriguez last August, and must have had a hint he wouldn't go quietly because he was ordered to stay away from the company computer system.

Several weeks later, he allegedly hacked Marriott's booking network to practically give rooms away. Prosecutors say he slashed rates on about 3,000 rooms from $159 - $499 per night ... to $12 - $59.

Rodriguez got nabbed because the IP address he used for his remote access matched an IP address used at his NYC home ... according to docs.

Tons of people made out on the Robin Hood-esque maneuver ... it ended up costing Marriott more than $50,000! Rodriguez was busted last week and hit with 3 felonies, including computer tampering and computer trespass.

Diamond Dallas Page Threatens Paige Sex Tape Leaker ... I'll Bitch Slap You!

3/21/2017 6:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Diamond Dallas Page is PISSED at whoever violated WWE superstar Paige by releasing private videos ... and vows to BITCH SLAP whoever's responsible.

Paige was one of the victims in another apparent mass celebrity hacking incident involving several high-profile female stars. 

Paige tweeted about the horrific privacy breach last week saying, "Personal and private photos of mine were stolen and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent."

DDP tells TMZ Sports he's got her back 100% -- saying she's an absolute sweetheart and doesn't deserve any of this. 

In the past, nude photo hackers have been arrested, prosecuted and locked up.

Amanda Seyfried Take Down My Leaked Nudes!

3/15/2017 12:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Amanda Seyfried's legal team is going after a site that posted her nude photos ... some of which include "intimate moments" with her ex-boyfriend.

The actress's lawyer fired off a threatening letter to Celeb Jihad, demanding they immediately take down the images that were meant to be private. The letter states the pics were illegally obtained by a third party, and leaked to the site without Amanda's consent.

Amanda's legal team wants the site to preserve any evidence related to the leak, most likely for future litigation.

The leak, dubbed Fappening 2.0, allegedly includes pics of many other celebs, including Emma Watson, whose rep says her lawyers are already on the case.

Britney Spears Targeted In Sony Music Hack

12/26/2016 6:37 AM PST
Breaking News

Sony has been hacked again -- this time a high-profile cyber attacker hijacked the company's music page and declared Britney Spears dead ... but don't worry, she's fine.

Twitter freaked out Monday morning when the official Sony Music Global page posted a tweet that claimed Britney "is dead by accident. We will tell you more soon."

A follow-up tweet memorialized her life.

Minutes later, new tweets appeared by OurMine Security -- saying Sony's account had been compromised and Britney was alive and well.

But OurMine has a major connection to high-profile hacking cases -- they've reportedly hacked Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai ... while warning they were just "testing your security."

OurMine also reportedly hacked Netflix earlier this month.

Bottom line -- Britney's alive and someone should hire the people at OurMine before Russia does. 

Lucy Hale Take Down My Topless Pics ... Or Else

12/21/2016 1:37 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lucy Hale's legal team is going after a site that posted topless selfies of her in a bed.

The "Pretty Little Liars" star's lawyer, Marty Singer, fired off a threatening letter to Celeb Jihad, which posted 2 racy photos from her phone that were apparently sent to a friend. The pics show exposed breasts and nipples, and a breast tattoo came along for the ride.

Singer could not be clearer ... Lucy owns the pics and insists they were meant for a friend, but someone hacked into her phone.

We're told the site is reviewing the letter, but for now ... the pics remain front and center on the site.

Marcell Dareus I WAS HACKED Didn't Say 'Eff the Bills, I Smoke Weed,' Etc.

11/23/2016 6:12 AM PST
Breaking News

Buffalo Bills star Marcell Dareus better change his passwords, ASAP -- because he claims someone hacked his Instagram account and WENT OFF about the Bills, weed and his coach! 

It was bad. 

It all went down early Wednesday morning -- someone posted a hate rant directed at the Bills saying, "F**k the Buffalo Bills, I love weed. I smoke it during the off season. F**k Rex Ryan."

There's more ... but you get the point. 

Dareus is adamantly denying having ANYTHING to do with it -- saying he was hacked and "I would never say those things."

'Mr. Robot' Star Carly Chaikin Our Show Glorifies Hackers and I'm Paying the Price!

10/6/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Carly Chaikin fears her hit show is giving hackers ideas about how to wreak havoc ... and her own iCloud is exhibit A.

We got the "Mr. Robot" actress at LAX, where she told us the show tries to make it clear to real-world hackers there are consequences for that line of work. And then she gave us the scoop on some related personal drama.

Check out the video -- Carly is, hands down, the most chill celeb we've ever talked to about possibly getting hacked.

Must be an occupational hazard.

'Jackass' Star Hacking Victim After Death ... Mom Wants Justice

10/1/2016 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Dunn from "Jackass" is tweeting bizarre messages -- which is weird due to him being dead -- and his family's on a mission to stop the "disgusting" hackers, stat. 

The tweets started posting a few days ago and were written as if it were Ryan from beyond the grave. One of them joked Ryan had met Harambe the gorilla in heaven -- and another references Tupac.

Ryan's mom, Linda, tells us the posts aren't coming from any friends or family ... and she has no idea how the account got hacked. They never took it down after his death.

You'll recall, Dunn died in a 2011 car crash -- he plowed his Porsche into woods at 130 MPH following a night of heavy drinking. 

Linda's reached out to Twitter to have the hacked tweets removed, but so far she hasn't heard back.

NBA's Ty Lawson My Computer Was Hacked ... Now I'm Being Extorted

9/19/2016 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sacramento Kings star Ty Lawson says he's got something in common with Colin Powell and the DNC -- HE'S BEEN HACKED ... and Lawson claims the cyber thieves are now trying to extort him.

We spoke with Lawson's attorney, Martin Kaufman, who says they're extremely concerned about the hack -- because the culprits got access to some very sensitive and private material. 

Kaufman wouldn't tell us exactly what was accessed, but says they believe the hackers are shopping the material around to various media outlets and websites.  

Kaufman also says the hackers are trying to shake down the NBA star -- threatening to go public with the cyber goods unless Ty forks over some serious dough.

Lawson has already gone to the cops -- and Kaufman says officials are actively investigating the situation ... but so far, no arrests have been made.

Celebrity Hacker I'm Keeping that Computer And Writing a Book on Celeb Secrets

9/13/2016 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for hacking into celebrity email accounts is bragging to inmates he's got more where that came from, and he's going to write a book.

According to federal guidelines, Alonzo Knowles faces up to 33 months in prison for his cyber crime. Prosecutors have been leaning on him to give up his computer, possibly in return for a lighter sentence. But, according to new legal docs filed by the U.S. Attorney, Knowles won't play ball.

The U.S. Attorney claims Knowles has told his brother, and other prisoners, the computer has great value and it's worth spending an extra year in jail in return for getting rich off a book chronicling celebrity secrets.

The legal docs say Knowles told his brother, "Yo, when I get out dog, I'm going to be a millionaire dog, trust me when I say that ... I'm gonna be rich as hell."

Prosecutors are asking the judge to impose a harsher sentence than provided by federal guidelines because Knowles has shown no remorse.

Paul van Dyk I Was Hacked ... I Don't Hate Black People

9/1/2016 4:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Paul van Dyk shot off a shockingly offensive tweet to his 1.37 mil followers Thursday afternoon, but he's dismissing the message ... saying he's the victim of hackers. 

First, the tweet: "RULE #1: No black people allowed at concerts from this point on. No exceptions."

Now, Paul's explanation. His rep tells us the popular DJ 100% did not compose the tweet, and points out the cyber attackers hit Paul on other fronts too. Hackers also got into his website, posted several credit card numbers and deleted the rest of his site.

Paul's team eventually regained control of his accounts and restored the website.

Most importantly, the rep says that tweet contradicts everything Paul's ever stood for.

Leslie Jones Homeland Security Hunting Down Hacker

8/25/2016 10:03 AM PDT
Breaking News

Leslie Jones' hacking situation is so bad the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has their top cyber-crimes unit on the case ... TMZ has learned.

As TMZ reported ... the FBI was accessing the case Wednesday after hackers posted nude pics of the 'SNL' star on her website, along with her passport, driver's license and other sensitive info.

We've learned the case is now with Homeland Security for 2 reasons -- it has one of  the most sophisticated cyber-crime unit in the country, and Leslie has history with the Dept. 

One source tells TMZ Leslie had some sort of problem with catfishing in the past, and Homeland Security investigated the case. There's some evidence a group from Japan may have been the culprit in the current case.

Leslie has remained silent since her website was hacked Wednesday. 

Leslie Jones FBI On the Case

8/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The FBI is now on the hunt for the hackers who violated SNL's Leslie Jones ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, the FBI is developing a strategy for tracking down the person or people who hacked into her iCloud and cell phone and posted nude photos and personal information on her website.

It's unclear whether agents from the West Coast or East Coast will launch the investigation ... Leslie lives in both New York and L.A.

From what we can gather, this is exclusively an FBI investigation ... we've checked with both the NYPD and the LAPD and they don't have the case.

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