Andrew Boggs pleaded guilty to conspiring with a hacking group looking to gain unauthorized access to government computer systems as well as the accounts of government officials, according to the Department of Justice.
Boggs, also known as "INCURSIO," pleaded guilty on Jan. 10, four days after his co-conspirator, Justin Liverman, also known as "D3f4ult" pleaded guilty. The two conspirators were a part of a group that called themselves "Crackas With Attitude."
For four months, from October 2015 to February 2016, the group used social engineering to access the accounts of senior government officials, their families, and U.S. government computer systems. They successfully managed to infiltrate a confidential database where Boggs gained access to several government employee documents and personal information. He later chose to post this information.
In all, the conspiracy targeted more than 10 victims who lost over $1.5 million.
Boggs, 24, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee to serve two years in prison.
Liverman, also 24, is scheduled to undergo sentencing on July 28. Other members of the group are located in the United Kingdom and undergoing prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service.