Pa. man pleads guilty in computer hacking case
BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to breaking into computer networks and conspiring to sell access to them.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston said 23-year-old Andrew James Miller of Devon, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one count of conspiracy and two counts of computer intrusion.
Prosecutors said Miller remotely hacked into computers in Massachusetts and elsewhere from 2008 to 2011, getting access that he and his co-conspirators sold. Prosecutors said the scheme involved a variety of commercial, education and government computer networks.
Prosecutors said Miller installed so-called “backdoors” on some of the computers, allowing high-level access they sold as well as other log-in credentials.
Miller is to be sentenced Nov. 19. The most serious charge carries a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.