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Man who hacked Los Angeles County court computers sentenced to 12 years in prison

Posted at 9:33 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 12:33:01-04

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. — A man who hacked the Los Angeles County court computers will now be placed behind bars. Oriyomi Aloba received a 12-year federal prison sentence on Monday.

Authorities say the Katy, Texas resident hacked the superior court computer system in 2017, compromised one worker's email account and used it to send out phishing emails that obtained email addresses and passwords from hundreds of other workers.

The accounts were then used to send out 2 million emails pretending to be from American Express, Wells Fargo and other companies.

Prosecutors say the 33-year-old cost the court system tens of thousands of dollars.