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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 22, 2019

Brockton Man Sentenced To Prison For Violation Of Computer Fraud And Abuse Act

BOSTON – A Brockton man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with the August 2018 computer intrusion of a Massachusetts company.

Colby Anderson, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to four months in prison, four months of home confinement, and two years of supervised release.  The Court deferred ruling on restitution, pending further briefing. In May 2019, Anderson pleaded guilty to a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Anderson was charged in October 2018 and released on conditions.

In July 2018, Anderson was terminated from his position as a Network Operations Center Technician at Blueport Wireless, a high speed internet access provider. Following his termination, Anderson used his former colleagues’ account login information to delete approximately 120 customer configuration profiles, causing widespread internet service issues at customer facilities.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mackenzie A. Queenin of Lelling’s Cybercrimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Cyber Crime
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Updated July 22, 2019