VA: Twin computer prodigies plead guilty to schemes to hack State Dept., others

Justin Jouvenal has an update on a case previously reported on this site in May:

Twin brothers from Springfield have pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria to a series of computer hacking schemes that involved stealing credit card information, breaking into State Department computers and obtaining data from a private company.

Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter, 23, admitted during a hearing Friday that they used their positions as government contractors to carry out some of the intrusions and one of the brothers attempted to thwart the investigation into their crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Read more on Washington Post. Although WaPo does not name all the involved firms, previous coverage on does provide many of the details.

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