Hacker who helped FBI thwart hundreds of cyberattacks sentenced to time served

  • by: LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 27, 2014 - 5:23 PM

NEW YORK — A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and cripple the hacktivist crew known as Anonymous got a hero's welcome Tuesday at his sentencing in federal court, where prosecutors hugged him after he was spared more prison time.

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