Guilty plea for Syrian Electronic Army accomplice

Guilty plea for Syrian Electronic Army accomplice
 

A Syrian man has pleaded guilty to charges of helping the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) extort cash from hacking victims.
Court papers reveal that Peter Romar offered to aid the SEA after it carried out hack attacks on US firms and organisations.
He helped run a campaign of extortion, seeking cash from firms for the return of stolen documents.
Mr Romar faces a maximum penalty of five years in jail.
"Cybercriminals cannot hide from justice," said Dana Boente, US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia where Romar appeared in court.
Romar is believed to have played his part in... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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