Wyoming Teen Pleads Guilty to Computer Crime - Created Nugache Worm
Via LocalNews8.com (AP).
A 19-year-old Wyoming resident has pleaded guilty to a felony charge related to the development of a program that took over thousands of computers nationwide to steal credit card information.
Jason Milmont of Cheyenne pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Casper federal courtroom to a charge of unauthorized access to a computer to conduct fraud.
Milmont faces up to five years in prison for the charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Milmont has already agreed to pay more than $73,000 in restitution.
According to prosecutors, Milmont developed a malicious computer code called the Nugache Worm, a modification of "peer-to-peer" software.