Feds say they caught ‘Vigilance’ hacker who broke into several state databases

Chao Xiong reports:

A young hacker reeling from the Philando Castile case and the acquittal of the officer who killed him broke into several state databases last year and boasted about his exploits.

“An innocent man is dead, while a guilty man is free,” the hacker, known as “Vigilance” tweeted in part last year.

The hacker also taunted authorities, tweeting: “Where am I? Clock is ticking.”

But the authorities were on to him. On Tuesday, they identified the alleged anonymous hacker as Cameron T. Crowley, 19, of Lino Lakes, and charged him in federal court

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