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Hacker Accesses West Point's Anti-Terrorism Center Website


The California resident is also accused of illegally accessing the website of the NYC comptroller.

By Michael Woyton, Patch.com

WEST POINT, NY — Federal authorities have charged a California man with hacking government websites, including one at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and of the New York City comptroller. Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Thursday that Billy Ribeiro Anderson, 41, of Torrence, CA, was charged with three separate counts of computer fraud.

Anderson, also known as "Anderson Albuquerque" and "AlfabetoVirtual," allegedly obtained unauthorized access to and defaced data on the websites for the Combating Terrorism Center in West Point and the New York City comptroller in New York.

He was arrested Thursday morning at his home in California, and will be presented in federal court Thursday in Los Angeles.

"Billy Anderson allegedly used specialized computer skills and knowledge to hack important U.S. military and government websites, as well as over 11,000 other websites around the world," Berman said.

"Thanks to the outstanding work of the FBI's cyber squads, criminals who compromise the integrity of government websites and network infrastructure will continue to be investigated vigorously and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," he said.

Read more: https://patch.com/new-york/midhudsonvalley/hacker-accesses-west-points-terrorism-center-website-ag