Two hackers were placed under arrest for hacking several senior U.S. government officials as well as U.S. government computer systems. Andrew Otto Boggs, or INCURSIO, and Justin Gray Liverman, aka D3F4ULT, were arrested yesterday on hacking charges. Both suspects are from North Carolina.
According to the charges documents, Boggs and Liverman conspired with other members of a hacking group called Crackas with Attitude. The group used social engineering to gain unlawful access to the online accounts of U.S. government officials, families, as well as computer systems. The group also defaced victim’s social media accounts, made threatening phone calls to victims as well as family, and posted private information on public websites. Police are saying that over three other members of the hacking group live in the U.K, and the Crown Prosecution Service is investigating.
Initial appearances in Alexandria Federal Court House are scheduled for next week. U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan will be residing over the case. Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Paul M. Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Brian J. Ebert, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service’s Washington Field Office, made the announcements after Boggs and Liverman were apprehended.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph V. Longobardo and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jay V. Prabhu and Maya D. Song are prosecuting the case on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. The U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina, and the FBI’s Charlotte Division provided significant assistance with the investigation.
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