Twin Brothers Sentenced for Wire Fraud, Conspiring to Hack into U.S. Department of State and Private Company

There’s another update to the case of the Akhter twin brothers, and it looks like Muneeb Akhter was successful in fending off the prosecution’s request for a 6-year sentence.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Virginia issued a statement yesterday:

Twin brothers Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter, 23, of Springfield, were sentenced today for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to access a protected computer without authorization, and conspiracy to access a government computer without authorization.  Muneeb Akhter was also sentenced for accessing a protected computer without authorization, making a false statement, and obstructing justice. Muneeb Akhter was sentenced to 39 months in prison, and Sohaib Akhter was sentenced to 24 months in prison. Each man was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

Background on the case was covered previously on this site and repeated in the latest press release from the USAO.

 

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