A COMPUTER engineer who broke into the business accounts of an online betting firm discovered sensitive information about a number of well-known French people, a court has heard.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard Adil Ziani (38) was working for Hewlett Packard here when he illegally accessed the accounts.
The court heard that the information could have caused the French nationals distress if Ziani had publicly revealed it.
Judge Martin Nolan sentenced the French-Moroccan national to two years with one suspended after Ziani admitted changing passwords and redirecting emails.
The court also heard that Ziani had also stolen cameras from two equipment rental businesses.