Feb 212019

Rich Cholodofsky has an update on a case that started in 2016.

Evidence collected against a former high school student charged with launching a series of cyber attacks in 2016 that disabled computer systems throughout Westmoreland County can be used at her trial, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Common Pleas Judge Tim Krieger rejected a defense claim that the computers and internet accounts of Michaela G. King, now 21, of Murrysville were legal as investigators probed why school and government systems crashed.

County prosecutors contend King, then an 18-year-old senior at Franklin Regional High School, bought a program and uploaded it to flood the school’s computer system with data, police said.

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