Threat Management

Opelousas man sentenced for hacking, stealing data and bitcoin

An Opelousas, La., man was sentenced to one day and one year in prison and three years of supervised release for a single count of using a computer to get information from a protected computer after he hacked into systems to steal information on more than 5,000 credit card accounts as well as $80,000 in bitcoin.

Rory Stephen Guidry, 29, who went by the handle [email protected] online, also tried to sell the pilfered data on Darkode, a hacking forum that the feds shut down in July 2015. Guidry, who pleaded guilty in February, is not new to cybercrime, having been accused of breaking into a server in Austin in July 2014 while living in Texas, according to a report in The Advocate. 

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