Ohio Man Linked to Group Anonymous Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Hacking Police Websites
A 22-year-old Ohio man linked to the hacker collective Anonymous was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for breaking into police and other websites across the country.
John Anthony Borell III of Toledo pleaded guilty to computer fraud in April and agreed to pay $227,000 in damages to computer servers that had to be repaired or beefed up for security.
In early 2012, Borell attacked a server for utahchiefs.org, a website for Syracuse, N.Y., police, the municipal website of Springfield, Mo., and a site for the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association, according to a signed plea deal.
FBI officials have said citizen complaints about drugs and other crimes were accessed along with personal data of informants and police officers.