There is a computer specialist who is only 24 who could go to jail. The man's name is Alexander Waterland. He claims he is part f a hackers group Anonymous is being accused of threats and extortion at the Universty of Pittsburgh (Pitt).
He comes from Loveland, Ohio and said he hacked into the University and said he would reveal information about students and faculty unless the University publically apologized for what he called, "your lack of care for your students'valuable yet vulnerable information."
There was a seven week investigation, but University affidavits said that their computers were not broken into.
Even though the University of Pittsburgh says it is not giving up on the person who made so many bomb threats at Pitt. U.S. attorney David Hickton said, "Beginning in mi February and continuing throughout the spring semester, there were three sets of threats that targeted the University of Pittsburgh and caused the disruptions of campus operation. The first set were bomb threats on bathroom walls. The second set were anonymous bomb threats and the third were posts on YouTube.
The YouTube video used a modified voice said that Pitt were imprisoned because of Pitt, but it did not name them. The person claimed that users names , parental information, credit card information and other things on Pitt students, plus information on the faculty.
An affidavit on May, 14, 2012 said the Pitt police got an email that said, "Do what's best, time is of essence, so you have 7 days to have the public apology released... we are your worst nightmare."
FBI agents were on their feet and traced the message to Waterland's work place, apartment and pharmaceutical provider Express Scripts Co. in Mason, Ohio. Express scripts spokesman Brian Henry said, "He is no longer with the company and we are cooporating with the investigation."
The University of Pittsburgh is not the only pace Waterland was after. He also emailed two businesses and Georgia College and University State University Senate.
Waterland is being charged interstate extortion involving a protected computer (Pitt's computer are considered protected under Federal Law and Interstate threats and extortion since he came from Ohio. But he will be brought to Pennsylvania to face charges.