Russian hacker, russian hacker has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for breaching the US Navy’s computer network and stealing classified information.
Remy Nastashev, 26, from Moscow, is facing up to 10 years behind bars in a federal court in Virginia.
He was found guilty of two counts of computer intrusions in March and was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison in May.
The charges stem from the hacking of the Navy’s computers during the Russian occupation of Georgia in 2008 and 2009.
According to his lawyers, Nastishev breached the network of the US Naval Intelligence Center and stole classified data.
“Nastasheyv stole over 500GB of information,” his lawyer Alexei Tkachakov told the US Department of Justice in a statement.
“Nastoshev accessed the data of over 300,000 individuals and organisations including the United States government, the US military, US intelligence and other federal agencies, and foreign intelligence agencies.”
Nastiakhs lawyers said that Nastushev stole information in the course of hacking into the Naval Intelligence Centre, the Pentagon, and the Department of Defense.
The information included documents, email accounts, passwords, financial information and social security numbers.
Nastayev also hacked into a military computer network, he said.
Nassau County District Court Judge John E. Thomas told Nastashv that his actions had “committed a crime against the United State of America”.
Thomas said Nastiakov had admitted he hacked into the network and that he had stolen classified information, but he did not specify what that information was.
“I will say this: this is a violation of the security protocols of the United Nations,” he said in his sentencing statement.
Northeast Virginia’s US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is conducting the case.