A 26-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to hacking into computer networks at a Minnesota business and at NASA, the FBI’s Minneapolis office announced.
In his plea agreement, Jeremey Parker of Houston, Texas, admitted to breaking into computer network of SWReg, Inc., a subsidiary of the cyber-based company Digital River, Inc., to steal approximately $275,000. He also confessed to hacking into two computer servers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The space agency spent approximately $66,400 to repair the damage Parker caused.
Parker was not officially charged in the District of Maryland in connection with the NASA incident, but U.S. attorneys B. Todd Jones and Rod J. Rosenstein agreed to have the activity treated as relevant conduct for sentencing purposes in Minnesota.