Pittsburgh man indicted for computer hacking

By The Penn Record | Dec 7, 2011

Robert S. Toski, 47, of Pittsburgh has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on two counts of unauthorized computer access to a protected computer and computer damage.

According to the indictment, the accused allegedly accessed, without authorization, information from the email server of Levy Restaurants to obtain email content, files, and account information of two employees located on the email server belonging to Levy Restaurants. He also allegedly transmitted a command that damaged a JP Morgan/Chase server for PaymentNet located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This caused a loss to Levy Restaurant and JP Morgan/Chase Bank during a one-year period aggregating $3,376.48.

Federal law provides calls for a maximum sentence of two years in prison, a fine of $200,000, or both.  Under the federal sentencing guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

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