Todd Miller, one of the suspected hackers in the massive online attack against Sony’s Playstation Network in 2008, has been sentenced to 3 years probation, 1 year of house arrest, and ordered to complete a GED course for obstruction of justice.

Miller was able to escape the maximum sentence of 20 years and a $250,000 fine by destroying his computer’s hard drives before the FBI could seize them. Miller was questioned by the FBI in 2011 about the cyber attack, but was released before the FBI could secure a search warrant. After the questioning, Miller returned home and destroyed all of his hard drives before the FBI could return with a proper search warrant. All the evidence of his alleged activities were wiped away with those hard drives

When the time for sentencing came, the judge decided that since Miller now has a full time job, there would be no purpose in sentencing him to prison time. After the sentencing, Miller said that he was “immature and ignorant and caught up with the wrong people at the wrong time.”

Source: Polygon

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