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Infamous fed gov’t hacker officials sentenced

A man known as “INCURSIO,” infamous for hacking several top federal government officials, has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Andrew Boggs of North Wilkesboro was a part of a hacking group called, “Crackas With Attitude,” that pleaded guilty to hacking the confidential databases of the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security, which gave the group access to the personal information of employees.

According to DOJ, the group accessed the personal online accounts of senior government officials, their families, and several U.S. government computer systems from about October 2015 to February 2016.

The information obtained included the names and contact information for tens of thousands of federal employees, and was then posted online for public access.

The conspiracy specifically targeted about 10 federal officials and caused more than $1.5 million in losses to victims, according to the DOJ.

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