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In Plea, UPMC Hacker Sentenced to Seven Years for Conspiracy, Identity Theft

A Pennsylvania man who hacked the personnel records of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and dangled personally identifiable information (PII) for sale on the dark web was sentenced Oct. 18 to seven years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States and aggravated identity theft.[1] Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak imposed the maximum allowed sentence on 30-year-old Justin Sean Johnson for the incident, which affected the PII of more than 65,000 UPMC employees.

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