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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Texas Man Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Fraud

ALBANY, NEW YORK – A federal grand jury has indicted Tyler King, age 29, of Grand Prairie, Texas, for conspiring to access and install malicious software on a technology company’s computer network

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

According to the indictment, King conspired with Ashley St. Andria to gain unauthorized access to the computer network of a New York-based technology company.  The conspiracy involved creating unauthorized network user accounts to access emails and files of senior company officials, and installing malicious software designed to circumvent security measures and permit the monitoring and alteration of the company’s records.

The charge in the indictment is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

King’s alleged co-conspirator, Ashley St. Andria, age 29, of Irving, Texas, pled guilty to computer fraud on August 15, 2018.  St. Andria is scheduled to be sentenced on April 15, 2019 in Albany by Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.

The case is being investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne A. Myers.

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Updated November 30, 2018