Hacker pleads guilty to charges he sold “magic passwords” to sensitive networks

Dan Goodin reports:

A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a scheme to hack in to sensitive computer networks operated by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and other sensitive organizations and then sell “magic passwords” providing backdoor access to others.

Andrew James Miller, 23, of Devon, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and two counts of computer intrusion, a press release issued Tuesday by the Justice Department said.

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