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Galveston Man Sentenced To Prison For Role In Hacking Scheme

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Higinio O. Ochoa III

Higinio O. Ochoa III was sentenced to two years in a federal prison for his role in a hacking scheme. (Credit: Facebook)

A man from Galveston was sentenced to prison for his role in a hacking scheme. The man targeted the Texas Department of Public Safety computers.

According to prosecutors, 31-year-old Higinio O. Ochoa III of Galveston was not only sentenced to more than two years in federal prison, but he was also ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution.

Back in June, Ochoa pleaded guilty to accessing a protected computer without authorization.

Ochoa also hacked into computers operated by the West Virginia Chiefs of Police Association, the Alabama Department of Public Safety and Houston County, Alabama back in February of this year.

Additional reports indicate that Ochoa downloaded personal information, deleted data and defaced websites then bragged about it online.

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