Brockton Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for 2018 Computer Hack
BOSTON — A Brockton man has been sentenced in federal court in Boston in connection with the August 2018 computer intrusion of a Massachusetts company.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’S office says 26-year-old Colby Anderson was sentenced to four months in prison, four months of home confinement, and two years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young on Monday. The Court deferred ruling on restitution, pending further briefing.
Anderson pleaded guilty in May to a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He was charged in October 2018 and released on conditions.
In July 2018, Anderson was terminated from his position as a Network Operations Center Technician at Blueport Wireless, a high-speed internet access provider. Following his termination, Anderson used his former colleagues’ account login information to delete approximately 120 customer configuration profiles, causing widespread internet service issues at customer facilities.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mackenzie A. Queenin of Lelling’s Cybercrimes Unit prosecuted the case.