A hacker who helped break into the computer systems of DirecTV, Farmers Insurance and the Los Angeles Department of Public Works is going to federal prison.
Mario Chuisano was given a three-year sentence last week and ordered to pay nearly $2.7 million in restitution.
Chuisano is from Staten Island, New York. Authorities say he was part of a hacker group called SwaggSec that carried out a series of computer attacks in 2012 and 2013, posting some stolen passwords and other information online.
Chuisano pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to damage a protected computer and possessing a sawed-off shotgun.
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