PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced an Ohio man to a year and a day in prison for making an anonymous video threat to the University of Pittsburgh right after a series of unrelated bomb threats.
Authorities say Alexander Waterland, 25, of Loveland, Ohio, claimed to have obtained confidential information on students and faculty in April, 2012. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Waterland asked for forgiveness during the Monday hearing and his lawyer argued that he sought no money and caused no real damage.
But prosecutors say the judge needed to send a message to people who target corporations and others with cyber-crimes.
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