Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wyoming Teen Pleads Guilty to Computer Crime - Created Nugache Worm

Via (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.

More here.


At Sat Oct 25, 04:03:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

when does he become actually sentenced

At Sat Oct 25, 04:15:00 PM PDT, Blogger Fergie said...

According to the article, "...He's scheduled to be sentenced in October."

- ferg


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