Man known as “KYAnonymous” sentenced to two years in prison
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- It’s the maximum sentence for the Kentucky computer hacker known as “KYAnonymous.”
Deric Lostutter was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for illegally hacking into a website in connection to 2012 rape case in Steubenville, Ohio.
The 29-year-old from Winchester pleaded guilty back in November to conspiring to hack a website associated with Steubenville High School Athletics and for lying to an FBI agent who was investigating the case.
Lostutter says he, along with another man, Noah McHugh, hacked the website to bring attention to the rape of a 16-year-old girl, allegedly by two football players.
In a statement released after the sentence, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Kentucky, said Lostutter posted a video and a manifesto on the website “to harass and intimidate people, and to gain publicity for Lostutter’s and McHugh’s online identities.”
The statement goes on to say the messages “threatened to reveal personal information about Steubenville High School students and made false claims that the administrator of the fan website was involved in child pornography and directed a rape crew.”
Lostutter and McHugh also changed the website so people could only view the video, the manifesto, and the link to the administrator’s private email.
McHugh pleaded guilty back in September 2016 and was sentenced to eight months in prison.