DALLAS (AP) – A Dallas man whose online activities linked to hackers landed him under federal indictment is scheduled for sentencing in federal court.READ MORE: SMU Researchers Help Develop Technology That Allows Cameras To See Around The Corner
Barrett Lancaster Brown will be sentenced Thursday in Dallas.
The 33-year-old Brown was a writer often quoted on the workings of Anonymous, the worldwide hacking collective that has staged cyber-attacks on governments and businesses.READ MORE: Dallas Sheriffs Ask Public For Help Finding Missing Seagoville Man
He cultivated attention and followers on the Internet but came under federal investigation for posting a link to data stolen from an Austin, Texas-based defense contractor, Stratfor.
FBI agents arrested him two years ago, shortly after he posted YouTube videos threatening an agent by name.
He pleaded guilty in April to a greatly reduced set of charges but still faces more than eight years in prison.MORE NEWS: CDC: Public Health Authorities Investigating Additional Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Omricron Variant
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