A 22-year-old Tennessee man connected to the hacker group NullCrew was sentenced to almost four years in prison for his role in a string of cyber-attacks aimed at companies, colleges and even a state’s computer network, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
12,000 passwords of the Canadian telecommunications company’s customers stolen
Timothy French, of Morristown, Tennessee, will a 45-month sentence in a federal prison. He pleaded guilty last year to intentionally damaging a protected computer without authorization. French’s plea deal described how he and other members of NullCrew breached the Naperville-based computer server for Bell Canada and stole user names and passwords of more than 12,000 of the Canadian telecommunications company’s customers, the Tribune reports.
Read more about the hacker fraud at Patch.com.