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Harassed Vegas woman gets apology from UFC chief

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Julie Breeler had already endured countless phone calls and emails after her personal information was posted online by hackers targeting Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White.

So when she got a knock at her door Sunday, she was understandably paranoid.

"I get my gun before answering the door," Breeler told FOX5 Monday. "I crack the door and say ‘Yes?' He says ‘Julie Breeler?' and I'm like ‘Yes.' He says ‘Hi, I'm Dana White!'"

White had heard the Las Vegas woman's story after she spoke with FOX5 last week and drove to her home to meet her.

In the ongoing back-and-forth between the UFC chief and the hacker community, Breeler became collateral damage when her personal information was posted online by people who thought they were targeting White.

"[I] went over and apologized for all the trouble caused by the online terrorists," White told FOX5's Claudine Grant.

He added that he'll continue to battle online piracy and hoped the harassment Breeler has endured would embolden lawmakers to further crack down on hackers.

Breeler said she and White had a "pleasant little chat" at her home and she was looking forward to putting the case of mistaken identity behind her.

When asked how anyone could confuse the names Julie Breeler and Dana White, Breeler said the previous owner of her home owned a white cat named Dana, and that person would have junk mail sent to the name "Dana White."

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