Fired worker and husband take plea in law firm computer hacking case
Posted Jun 4, 2013 12:05 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Two remaining defendants have taken misdemeanor pleas in a federal case over unauthorized intrusion into a downtown Pittsburgh law firm's computer system.
Alyson L. Cunningham, and her husband, Jonathan A. Cunningham, pleaded guilty Tuesday to trafficking in passwords and damaging a protected computer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Federal prosecutors say the two communicated by Skype and instant message with Matthew James West as he used a password she provided on Facebook to log into the Voekler & Gricks computer system in November 2011 and install software to capture other passwords as they were subsequently entered by other users as they logged in.
West took a plea earlier.
All three defendants will be sentenced at a later date. Earlier news reports said Alyson Cunningham was fired from her job at the law firm.
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