'Crackas With Attitude' Hacker Sentenced for Targeting Government Officials

A North Carolina man known as 'Incursio' goes to prison for hacking government systems as well as senior government officials.



A federal judge sentenced a member of the "Crackas With Attitude" group to two years in prison for hacking into US government computer systems, including that of then-CIA director John Brennan.

Andrew Otto Boggs, 23, of North Wilkesboro, NC, was sentenced for gaining unauthorized access to government computer systems and online accounts of several high-level government officials, according to a Department of Justice report.

Boggs, who also goes by the alias of "Incursio," used social engineering with his cohorts to trick more than 10 targeted victims, which resulted in more than $1.5 million in losses to victims. The group hacked into the personal online accounts of the victims and their family members, as well as several government computer systems between October 2015 to February 2016.

In November 2015, Boggs and his cohorts used a victim's government credentials to gain illegal access to a confidential federal law enforcement database. Then, several months later, Boggs posted documents and personal information, such as names and contact information, of tens of thousands of Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security employees on the public Internet.

Read more about Boggs sentencing here.

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