Former UNL student federally indicted in security breach

Lori Pilger reports a former student arrested in connection with the hack at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012 that also affected the state college system faces additional charges:

Daniel Stratman, 23, already faced a criminal charge — reckless damage to a protected computer during unauthorized access — filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in December.

Now he faces a dozen counts.

According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg’s office, two of the counts allege that between May 23 and 24, 2012, Stratman “knowingly caused the transmission of a program, information, code and command,” causing damage to a protected computer owned by the University of Nebraska and Nebraska State College Systems computer system.

In the nine other counts, which occurred between April 30 and May 23, 2012, he’s accused of exceeding his authorized access to a computer and obtaining information from a protected computer.

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