Former UNL student pleads guilty in security breach

Lori Pilger reports a follow-up to a breach previously noted on this blog:

The 23-year-old former student indicted in connection to a computer security breach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln last year pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Daniel Stratman, who lives in Omaha now and works for an IT company, had faced a dozen counts in an indictment filed this summer.

But, in a deal with prosecutors, he agreed to plead guilty to a single count of fraud in connection with computers. Stratman also agreed to pay restitution for the resulting loss, though that may end up being a matter for the judge to determine.

In exchange, the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreed to recommend a sentence at the low end of the guideline range, and not more than two years incarceration, on a charge that otherwise carries up to 10 years.

State prosecutors also agreed not to file charges.

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