A California hacker pleaded guilty last Friday in federal court to one count of computer fraud and abuse, for stealing and leaking sensitive information related to the Nintendo Switch gaming console and various Nintendo game titles.
Ryan Hernandez, 21, of Palmdale, Calif., also pleaded guilty to one charge of possess of children pornography. A Department of Justice press release says that prosecutors will recommend that Hernandez -- aka Ryan West and "RyanRocks" -- serve three years in prison. However, he could face as much as five years for the hacking charge and up to 20 years for the child pornography charge.
Hernandez, who is to face sentencing in Seattle on April 21, has already agreed to pay $259,323 in restitution to Nintendo, and must register as a sex offender following his conviction.
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