Hacker fesses to pawning U.S. supercomputer logins
Network intrusion; Stolen credentials; User accounts compromised
The 24-year-old Pennsylvanian tried selling Energy Department supercomputer passwords to an undercover FBI agent.
According to court filings, Andrew James Miller said he had accessed a number of corporate and government systems, including ones at American Express and Google, by hacking employee computers and stealing their logins.
He started out offering lists of usernames and passwords to the agent for between $500 and $1,000 and then tried to get $50,000 for access to a supercomputer at Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, according to court transcripts.
Miller, AKA "Green", was part of the hacker group Underground Intelligence Agency. “He was set up with the undercover Fed after the FBI turned fellow member Robert ‘Intel’ Burns into a witness in 2010, the Register reports.
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Energy; Government (U.S.)
August 28, 2013
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