A 23-year-old Ohio resident involved in the infamous PSN hack has been placed under house arrest for one year.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Todd Miller was sentenced yesterday not for the part he played in the PSN breach but instead for interfering with the FBI’s investigations by destroying computer equipment that potentially contained vital evidence.
District Judge Peter Economus said Miller was a member of hacking group KCUF. He was first interviewed in 2011 but when authorities returned to his house with a search warrant they discovered that several hard drives were missing and that his computers had been badly damaged.
The Judge accused Miller of being “immature and ignorant and caught up with the wrong people at the wrong time”.
The maximum sentence for the crime could have been a 20-year prison term and a $250k fine but the Judge decided against it, saying that “he could see no purpose in sentencing you to prison because Miller has a full-time job and some stability in his life after a tumultuous childhood”.