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Anonymous offshoot 'CabinCr3w' member charged with hacking US police web sites

After posting tweets boasting of the attacks
Tue Apr 17 2012, 18:26

A MEMBER of the Anonymous offshoot "CabinCr3w" has been charged with hacking into two US police web sites after posting tweets boasting of the attacks.

John Anthony Borell III, from Toledo, Ohio was charged with two counts of computer intrusion and has pleaded not guilty, according to an indictment unsealed in a Utah federal court on Monday. He faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 (£156,700) fine if convicted, according to an Associated Press report.

Borell, better known as his Anon alias Kahuna, is at least the second member of "CabinCr3w" to be criminally charged for taking part in "Operation Pig Roast," a coordinated hacking campaign that targeted police web sites.

The other member of the group allegedly caught red-handed is 30-year-old Higinio O. Ochoa III who, according to documents filed in US federal court in Austin, Texas, was charged with gaining unauthorized access to four law enforcement web sites.

In the most recent "Operation Pig Roast" attack, Borell allegedly exposed the names and private details of almost 500 police officers from the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Salt Lake City Police Department after allegedly using an automated script to perform SQL injection attacks.

Borell is detained at a halfway house in Ohio. µ

 

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