U.S. Darkode hacker, “Phastman,” pleads guilty to aiding online break-ins

Elizabeth Daly reports:

A hacker charged with helping to break into least 77,000 computers through the online hacking forum Darkode pleaded guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court, prosecutors said.

Eric Crocker, 39, of Binghamton, New York, was among 12 people charged in July when the international hacking forum was dismantled by U.S. authorities working with law enforcement around the world.

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