Sometimes it doesn't pay to brag about your accomplishments online.
Ohio resident John Anthony Borell III, 21, stands accused of hacking into the websites for the Utah Police Department. After posting confidential information about police informants and various employees online, Borell took to Twitter, where he bragged about his accomplishments under the screen name "itskahuna". It was through these posts that FBI agents were able to trace the crime back to Borrell.
During an exchange with a reporter Emily Florez from KUTV, Borell name-checked the group Anonymous, a loose collective of hackers who were rumored to be responsible for a number of high-profile attacks last year. During their private conversation, which went allegedly took place on Twitter, Borell went as far as to ask for a copy of the news story covering the website assaults which aired on KUTV.
Borell was arrested on March 20th in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, where he will remain until his tentatively-scheduled June 25th court date. He pleaded not guilty to two counts of computer intrusion. If he's found guilty of the crimes, he could face up to 10 years in prison, as well as a hefty $500,000 fine.
@KSLSharaPark We will hack as many as it takes until the peoples voice is heard and the oppression from this police state is stopped
@KUTV_EFlorez I will be back in about 30 minutes and give you a link to chat with me in if you would like