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10/2/2018
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Hacker 'AlfabetoVirtual' Pleads Guilty to NYC Comptroller, West Point Website Defacements

Two felony counts each carry a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

A California man has pleaded guilty to computer fraud charges for hacking and defacing the websites of the US Military Academy's Combating Terrorism Center, in West Point, N.Y., and the Office of the New York City Comptroller. 

Billy Ribeiro Anderson, 41, also known by his hacker handles "Anderson Albuquerque" and "AlfabetoVirtual," hacked into and defaced over 11,000 US military, government, and business websites worldwide from 2015 through March 2018. He exploited a vulnerable plug-in application running on the NYC Comptroller site, and a cross-site scripting flaw on the West Point site.

The two felony counts each carry a maximum 10-year prison sentence; Anderson's sentencing hearing will be held on Feb. 13, 2019.

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