A computer hacker who stole data from Nintendo and was recently caught with the possession of child pornography on his computer was condemned to three years in prison.
A resident of Palmdale, California, the accused goes by the name of Ryan S. Hernandez.
He had previously pleaded in January to ‘one count of computer fraud and abuse and one count of possession of child pornography’.
The federal judge ordered Hernandez to be on seven years of supervised release following his term in the prison and register as a sex offender.
However, this isn’t the first time when he was found engaging in illegal work. At the point when he was a minor, Hernandez was caught stealing ‘confidential Nintendo files’ in 2016.
The FBI at that point had examined the matter and reached out to Hernandez and his parents following which he consented to quit hacking the company, as indicated by court records.
Nonetheless, according to the prosecutors, Hernandez hacked Nintendo services and stole ‘confidential info’ about some rather well-known video games, gaming consoles, and developer tools from June 2018 to June 2019.
The FBI at that point had looked through his home and computers in 2019 and discovered several confidential Nintendo files also videos and images of minors engaged in a sexual act.
The judge recommended Hernandez be imprisoned at a federal prison for detainees with cognitive challenges and hence ordered him to pay $259,323 in compensation to Nintendo.