Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Man to change plea in Pitt YouTube threats - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

One of two Ohio men will plead guilty to charges related to YouTube threats against the University of Pittsburgh as it dealt with a series of unrelated bomb scares earlier this year.

Warner Mariani, the attorney for 26-year-old Brett Hudson, of Hillsboro, Ohio, says his client will plead guilty at a change of plea hearing before a federal judge in Pittsburgh on Oct. 17.

Investigators say Hudson and 24-year-old Alexander Waterland, of Loveland, Ohio claimed to be members of the hacking group Anonymous who had obtained confidential information they would release if the school's chancellor didn't apologize for not safeguarding its data.

Mr. Waterland has pleaded not guilty and his attorney didn't immediately return a call Tuesday.

Neither man is charged in connection with the bomb threats, which were plaguing the school just before the hacker threats surfaced.

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